On 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.