Politics is a hot button these days.  Seems everyone from the janitor to the pulpit has an opinion on politics and the overall state of America. Great. Never has there been a time in America time where we have had a coven of arm chair political jockeys trying to man  controls of the the country’s opinion with their thumb on the remote of whatever media outlet feeds their political fancy. When they hear it, it is truth in their opinion, and, of course, many are going to make sure we know about it through whatever social media outlet they indulge in. This is all OK, we can simply choose to ignore.  I get that. But the goal of anyone who weighs in on these, maybe including this post, seems to imply that we must all think like whoever, or, well, we just are some name, tag, or stereotyped thinker locked in the closet of these all too gracious and I am sure, stunningly brilliant minds. So what is it about the less than obvious sale of one’s opinion that needs to so compelling that it is forced into my face like dead fish on a practical joke? And truly, these people think (I am talking right and left here) that everyone must think just like them or they are horrible people, stupid, moron, you name it, I have seen all kinds of adjectives tossed about. Well, think just like me or……..who does that remind you of?

Simply said, this righteous know it all armchair wisdom seems to falls into three primary areas of think tank wasteland

  1. The Depressor. This one likely has nothing else to do all day but sit around and listen to their favorite media outlet jargon. They also likely feel totally hopeless to change things, after all, each of us are just one vote. As well, they hear the talking heads with agenda loaded discussions, the O’Reillys, PumpkinHead (Rush Limbaugh), and whoever the liberal heads are……they speak confidently and challenging thereby forwarding their agendas with a stunning sense of seeming truth. He/she said it on Fox, it must be true. They are just looking for someone to be their speak…..older people tend to fall into this trap. again, in the end, their world is not complete unless everyone agrees with whatever agenda has been presented. Homogenious society, the only way we survive. Not very American in my book., but then, you did not ask.
  2. The Narcissist. This one has done a great job of branding themselves in some political or religious corner, or other corner, and as part of their striking need to be recognized and heard, they will begin tossing their opinions about like a hunk of doe at a Papa Johns…..certainly because they are right and there is no other answer, everyone needs to be schooled on the good word and brought into the fold. There is no other way to operate the world other than their own. The Narcissist has a deep longing to be known, observed, listened to, and most of all adhered. Interestingly, a large number of this group has never left the shores of the U.S., let alone their home state, but man, they are a bundle of wisdom for all, and certainly any other country political system must be flawed. But fall in line, be just like them.  Not very American in my book, but then, you did not ask
  3. The Pius. Oh man, here is a genuinely scary group as they believe all of their political rants are backed by the all holy one. God has spoken directly to them, and this is what he said………how can that be wrong in any form or manner? “Its God, not me”. There is a infinite number of these do gooders out in the world, mainly in the south.  With this group, there is no separate of church and state, constitution be damned.  Most of these today go by the Tea Party group, which I am happy to say that they have taken on republicans with disdain as being to moderate…..the result is God dividing the republican party, I guess. Again, very scary group, as these are the strongest of mindset that you must think like them, God told them so…….Not very American in my book, but then, you did not ask

This is not meant to bash one side or another, but rather, to be a wake up call on how we support this so called greatest country on earth. If anyone wishes to form a society that thinks just like them, well, there were a few.  Its called Jim Jones, David Koresh, Rev. Moon, Hitler, whatever. Not very American in my book, but then, you did not ask.  And as you read this, if you stuck around to the end of this 800+ word rant, you should ask yourself, is he asking me to think like him?  And if you answer is yes, you’d be right, and it is a mark that you can think for yourself.  Congratulations. You took the first step.  Not very American of me, but then, you did not ask

 

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