Have you ever casually read through a Facebook political argument thread? If you have you might recognize it as minutes of your life that you’ll never be able to claim back. People arguing with zero intentions of having their minds changed with their only intention of internet yelling louder than their adversary.
And of course we know that no one ever wins an internet political argument until the mud slinging begins. It’s like watching children argue in the sandbox.
The political environment in the United States is fairly simple. If you support Donald Trump you’re an ignorant, back-woods racist. And if you are a supporter of the left then you are a closed minded, child-killing, socialist. Politics in the U.S. is quite polarizing and at the same time maddening. And I hate it.
I don’t identify with the left because they seem to be a party who only accepts you IF you believe exactly as they believe and then tow the party line regardless. And I don’t identify with the right these days for many of the same reasons. I feel as though I am a political refugee without a home.
On the surface the sides seem to be dug in. The left refuses to budge. The right refuses to budge. And those in the middle are stuck, left to choose between two polar opposites. And choosing is like being asked which you prefer, to drink a cup of vomit or eat a bugger sandwich. I wish there was an option in the middle. A candidate who was a bit socially conscious, yet fiscally responsible.
I absolutely, positively hate politics.