I don’t normally talk about politics here, or anywhere else for that matter much, and I’m not going to start today. Vote for whoever you want. I really don’t care. Well, I do, but that’s between you and the voting booth and your conscience. Personally, I’m so fed up with all of the negativity and lies on both sides of the aisle that I just want to go to bed until it’s all over. My Facebook feed is full of stupid negativity and lies about all of the candidates. I’ve already made my decision. There’s nothing any of those ignorant memes can say to make me change my mind. My guess is that most of my Facebook friends have also made up their minds. Yet, they post this crap naively thinking that they can sway someone to vote for their candidate. Two elections ago I was doing the same thing. One of my friends unfriended me and several stopped following me. The truth is, I was posting all of that stuff in a little competition with the one that unfriended me. He tripped out the night my guy won and his lost and shut his Facebook down for several months. That’s sad, really. We’re friends again now and I’ve vowed not to hit the like button on any political stuff this time around or share any stupid memes about how awful the other person is. Well, I have hit the like button a few times but I need to quit that.
Don’t get me wrong. I care VERY much about who wins this election here in the US. It seems like every election feels more and more important than the last one. I’m convinced that this is a battle over good vs evil or at the very least mediocre vs. evil. Personally, I’ll take mediocre over evil every day of the year. And maybe I’ll be surprised and the mediocre will actually be phenomenal in the long run. That would be nice. The other side will be a disaster and destroy my country. Of this I have no doubt.
The thing that really bothers me about this election is how divisive and negative it is making our country. I’m really worried about us as a culture. I’m worried for the world at large. We talk a lot over here about being the greatest country on the planet and about how awesome we Americans are but really, you don’t have to look very far to see that we have a LOT of problems here. The Republicans are splintered and falling apart between Trumpism and the Tea Party taking over their party and the Democrats have their own struggles between the Sanders camp and the Clinton camp playing nice together. I truly feel sorry for moderate Republicans. They got nobody to vote for that speaks their lingo. Democrats have their problems but at least they’re working it out…at least it appears like they are.
I think I’m going to stay off of or severely limit my time on Facebook for the next several months until this thing is over. It effects my mood in a big way to see all of the nastiness out there towards each other. Like my dog, I just want everyone to get along and work out their issues. But I have a feeling this is going to be a long, dirty, bloody battle for the White House and it ain’t going to be pretty. Hold onto your seats folks and keep your heads down. We’re in for a bumpy ride.