Apparently I totally pissed off my family yesterday with my FB post #Trump2016 #berniesanders and America ready to admit that what we have been doing for 50 years isn’t working?
Apparently, they thought I had gone off the deep end and was supporting Donald Trump for President.
I find myself during this BS political season to be totally enmeshed in politics. I find myself really listening to what is being said. Always, in the back of my mind, knowing that it is really just lip service; yet, knowing I have to vote for someone. Sunday morning news shows have become an obsession for me…yesterday it was Meet the Press and an interview with Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. I must say that I abhor Donald Trump as a person. I dislike, what I think, is his bias against women and his racism…but I agreed with many things he said. After a FB messenger discussion with a couple friends this morning, I’m even more sure now that my interest in Trumps words are no more than his voicing my anger at what is going on in the middle east and politics in general. He is saying the things, with no filter, that I wish other politicians would have the balls to say outloud…not being politically correct and saying what needs to be said.
Bernie Sanders – while I”m not totally on board with all of his opinions, I also like his directness.
I also know that politics has become a taboo subject to be discussed amongst friends and family. We seldom are able to hold our tongue and reign in our anger in a debate with others with opposite opinions. I wish this were not true. I know that by having a healthy discussion and not taking disagreement personally, one can learn a lot by being open and sharing opinions. It’s when we close ourselves off to anything other than what we believe, that we become the divided America that we seem to be living in right now.
Until next time…..