I’ve pretty much given up hope on the political process. And this commercial does a good job of expressing why: It’s all smoke and mirrors at this point.
I’m as politically non-ideological as they come. I’ve voted for Ralph Nader. I’ve voted for George W. Bush. And I voted for current President Barack Obama (and no I don’t regret that decision one bit, it was the best of the available options). I’d also like to vote for Ron Paul.
What disgusts me more than anything about the current political atmosphere is the tribalism. The ideological blindness. The unwillingness to think clearly.
A former English professor of mine posted to Facebook that Rush Limbaugh is an atrocity. I agree that Limbaugh’s comments were rhetorically over the top and inappropriate. However, what bothers me more than Limbaugh’s comments is how the Left has gotten riled up into a blind, double-standard political frenzy. I would take their uproar and rhetoric a whole lot more seriously if they applied it without regard to political ideology. In fact, I’d probably agree with their only defensible point: that we could really use higher standards of civil discourse.
However, they do not apply it uniformly. Misogyny (and I might add, misandry) are pervasive throughout the political spectrum.
When I grow up, I don’t need another parent.
1. The Food Pyramid
All jacked up and backwards. Advocates a nutritionally empty diet full of grains.
2. Seatbelt laws for adults
3. Can’t buy milk from my neighbor?
Put me in jail, please.
4. Slight of hand taxation
Depleting the value of our money in order to subsidize the corporate rape of weak nation states.
5. War on natural drugs (marijuana, etc)
There’s no justification for the government telling people they can’t grow and harvest plants that occur in nature. And hypocritical when they’re advocating a diet full of poison (grains).
6. Billion dollar profits and zero taxes?
I paid more in taxes this year than General Electric.