Often I’m totally stunned when I hear someone voice something so opposite of my views that it would appear they are here visiting from a different galaxy. For the most part, I feel free to express myself when necessary..but, I very seldom argue or initiate conversation with someone or about something where there is no middle ground at all. If they want to sit down and have a discussion and explain to me what they think – bring it on – you can always learn something by keeping your mouth shut and your ears open. I think a good old fashion discussion is good for the soul…but arguing about stuff worlds apart is just not worth it. I don’t want to defend myself and have no desire to be forced to listen to their rants….and if we totally differ, do they really want to listen to my rants..uh, no.
Which leads me: I am not picking on Paula Deen here..in any way, shape or form…this is just about a couple of blogs which obviously stirred up a lot of conversation on line and off line. What really has surprised me is the degree of agreement or disagreement. My initial thoughts were – who cares..why does the media think this is news..gossip shows – of course, but the main stream media..give me a break…she has diabetes – then as the story progresses, she has had diabetes for awhile and then a drug company hired her to advertise for them, thus she comes out of the pantry. This is no different than any other crap that comes out of the mouths of the “designated publics right to know people”. What surprises me …. before she came out – she was the adorable, southern speaking, closet smoking, eat your butter it is good for you Paula Deen…now she is defended by half the modern world and hated by the other half. I’m soooo soooo surprised by the strong opinions on both sides. It’s like a line has been drawn in the cake batter between those that do and those that don’t. Whatever your opinon – go for it – but for goodness sake – respect the person with the opposite opinion..they have just digested the information with different filters.
Until next time….