Politics: The other white meat.
People like to talk about freedom and humanitarian needs quite a lot. And usually at the expense of others freedoms and liberties. Because what’s good for you must be good for everyone else.
There are no more moderates left in our government. Everyone has gone extreme. You all claim your path is the only way. Have you ever considered you don’t have to be on the extreme left or right to garner worthy governing of the people? You’re too caught up in your own beliefs to allow others the freedoms from your own.
THAT PERSON IS A (REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRAT), THEY MUST BE EVIL AND WRONG! HEED NONE OF THEIR WORDS!
There is no longer a middle ground with the average American. We aren’t open to the ideas of someone with a differing opinion or belief. We aren’t open to understanding and knowledge from opposing parties. If a democrat thought it up, republicans hate it. If a republican thought it up, democrats hate it. Not on merit, but because of political affiliation. And no other party stands a snowballs chance in hell.
Let me know when you kids decide to use knowledge, information and intelligence in your discourse; to stop spinning shit and utilizing smear campaigns instead of campaigns of merit and accomplishment. If and when that happens, I’ll gladly join in on your political conversations and debates.
I disagree with both major parties, but I’ve seen parts of each that I agree with. While I dislike a lot of the Libertarian extremists, I’m Libertarian.
I’ve been guilty of knee jerk reactions based on political affiliation in the past and I’m doing my best to stop, listen, analyze and form an opinion based outside of political affiliation. How about you?
Have I mentioned I’m embarrassed to be an American most of the time? I’ll leave that blog post for another time. Maybe I’ll even partake in the political arena and share my beliefs on the Facebook issues.
That should be an actual term: Facebook Issues – Political issues readily available on Facebook posts based on memes, motivational and spiritual quotes and misinformation. Typically without fact checking, investigation or debate.