Danny’s World: Why I Don’t Care About Politics

Danny's iphone 022On occasion I will have someone read my page and then ask me about my political or religious views; 2 things I do not openly discuss.  The usual question revolves around my feelings about the current Trump presidency or some policy or issue the media is cramming down our throats.  Here’s my political statement: I don’t care.

Now before you freak out let me explain.  I don’t care because I am not able to determine the truth.  The liberal media lies.  The conservative media lies.  The politicians lie.  Facebook is a lie.  Facts are not truth and fake news is the norm.  And because of all these factors I have completely disconnected from it all.

I know there are some who read my page who are deeply rooted in politics and I respect that fact.  It just isn’t for me.  I read pages whose authors are knee-deep in arguments against Trump and I don’t see any fruit in their life except frustration.   “You’d sing a different tune if Trump affected you more!”  Well to be honest the immigration laws affect Evelina and I on serious levels seeing that she is not currently a citizen.  The U.S. can deport her at their discretion.

The truth is I don’t discuss my political views because people are crazy.  Social media has created a group of people who want to argue simply to argue.  And I have noticed the more liberal a person’s world-view, the less open-minded they actually become-which means more arguing.  The conservative political agenda is to protect commerce and the liberal agenda is to argue against anyone who disagrees.  Both are liars.

All politicians lie.  The media lies.  Therefore why would I spend 2 seconds of my energy participating in a world of liars?

No thank you is my answer.

24 thoughts on “Danny’s World: Why I Don’t Care About Politics

  1. I understand this sentiment entirely. My political and religious views are personal and my blog and writing are not the platforms for them. I understand that many people love to publicly debate and that’s great; unfortunately, public debate has turned into vicious witch hunts with the focus tending to be on vitriol rather than an intelligent exchange of views. Not for me, sorry.

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  2. I’m the same way, Dan. I cannot stand the hypocrisy coming from the left, the right, or the so-called news media. This past election I voted for the Libertarian candidate, Johnson. The “Big Two” do nothing but point fingers at each other and get nothing accomplished. And forget about cable news… I’d rather watch a classic movie!! (Or a Red Sox game!)

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  3. “Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker’s game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.” – Neal Stephenson

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  4. Oh my gosh, Danny. Thank you for this post. Good grief, I’ve had people trying to force me to vote Labour/Democrat. When I say I’ll vote how I choose, I was accused of attacking them! I can’t be bothered with it. The way I see it, just vote for whom you want. If the person you voted for doesn’t come into power, just ride the wave. I hope you and your wife are well. xo

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  6. Frankly, you’re not missing anything. My problem is that I keep becoming that guy in XKCD #386 :).

    Just a quibble though closed minded is not just a trait of liberalism. It applies to all ideological extremists. If anything, some of those on the left have become so open minded their brains fell out.

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