Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Politics: They Brings Out The Crazy
I've never cared much for politics. They're as boring as Dr. Phil is ugly and they bring out the worst in people.
Granted, everyone has the right to voice their opinions but when the insults start flying & name calling happens, that's about the time people need to be told to shut the fuck up. I was on twitter & FB the other day when that political convention thing was on TV and people were actually stating that family members were now at war because they hadn't agreed on what was said.
Really? You're going to fight with a family member over something as idiotic as that? Stupid.
The other day while I was at the bank this random old dude starts talking to me about how shitty it is that the economy's in the crapper & how bummed he is that so many people are out of work. Being the nice gal that I am, I simply nod & say "yep, it's a shame", and then graciously give him the cold shoulder by playing on my phone. Well, I guess in this dude's head that meant it was alright for him to go off on a tyrant on his opinions of the President; how he thinks he's moron, how he'll be voting for anyone other than him in this election, and how everything that's wrong in the world is all HIS fault.
Old dude was passionate, for sure. But, you have no clue how fucking badly I wanted the conspiracy theories about there being cameras everywhere to be true because that would have meant this man would have been black bagged & taken away...far away, from me.
In the end, I was polite, he was an old man after all, and I listened to what he had to say but when it was finally time to get the fuck away from the crazy kook I looked him in the face & told him that as much as I respected his opinions, I didn't agree and walked away.
Plain & simple. My point was made.
There was no need to get in this man's face just because I thought he was talking out of his ass. The system is flawed, no one man is to blame for it. It's been years & years in the making & now it's up to us to attempt to fix it. We all know politicians are full of it, the majority of them aren't in it for the little people, so why fight over something their speech writers told them to say?
Like in marriage, we have to learn to pick our fights.