The result of that rant was due to a sequence of bad events.
• Stress in the job lately
• Almost got into a wreck twice in the span of seconds
• The secretary yelled at me for something I didn't do
• My boss picked on me for apparently 'showing my Liberal side' by siding with Kathy Griffith and not agreeing on Trump's pulling out of the Paris Accords.
It... I just blew up. Plain and simple. I blew right the fuck up. I lashed out against Trump supporters, lashed out against Catholics. During my rant I might have...well...lumped Trump supporters and Catholics as horrible, terrible, KKK-wannabes. I fantasize about all the horrible things I could do to them if I had the power to do so -- how I wouldn't feel any shred of compassion toward them.
I just wanted to let you all know that I would never, ever not feel compassionate. Even if I may disagree with someone on a political level, I will still feel terrible if I learned something bad happened to them. Hell, when Kathy did the controversial photo, I felt bad for Melania and Barron Trump!! Especially Barron because the kid's, like, eleven friggin' years old! Like Donald or hate him, did his wife and son really need to see that? I wouldn't want to see a photo of someone holding a prop of my dad's bloodied head.
And as far as me lumping Catholics? Yeah, that was a low one. I can't live by a double-standard of "don't lump Jews/Muslims together" and then go, "Lol, all Catholics hate gay people" There are always shitty people in every group. Pick an ethnicity, a race, a religion, a culture. You're going to find a selected few members within that are assholes. They don't make the entire lot.
We're all in this together. We don't have to agree on everything.
And on a personal note, it's just not worth it for me to spend my life angry and vindictive. What's the point? My grandfather spent his entire life to his dying day vindictive and hating everyone. I loved the old guy, but this was a vice I will never repeat for myself.
So yeah, just needed to get that off of my chest.