Thursday, February 25, 2016

An Open Letter About Politics

When I woke up this morning and checked Facebook to find that the first seventeen posts were all the same, it finally happened.  I hit capacity.  I cannot handle one more political post.  Maybe not even one more political thought.

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For my friends that woke up in the same boat this morning, let me spare you from the torrent of angst out there.  From what I have experienced, every single post on my News Feed falls under one of the following:

  • OMG, listen to what the Republicans did.
  • OMG, listen to what the Democrats did.
  • Can't we all just get along?
  • Donald Trump is a dunce.  (Okay, I think most of us agree there.)
  • Here are the reasons why I'm moving to another country.
  • Check out this (insert biased news source) that proves how Ted Cruz kills kittens with his bare hands.
  • Check out this (insert biased news source) that proves how Hillary Clinton plans to usher in the apocalypse.
  • Check out this Bible verse that clearly indicates Bernie Sanders is the Easter Bunny.
  • Isn't it cool that we live in a country where we can have different opinions?  By the way, I plan to unfriend you if you don't share my specific opinion.
  • Be educated about your vote.  Here are some tips from this insightful Onion article.
  • Isn't this meme funny? (In a subversive, pretty offensive, kind of way?  Sure is!)
  • Please talk about "Issue X" with your governor/senator/state rep/school principal/boss/neighbor/garbage person/stranger on the street/prison pen-pal/celebrity crush/psychic/shoe shiner/plumber and/or favorite prostitute.
  • I'm sharing this "open letter" that clearly states my views.  (Aren't you sick of open letters yet?  I mean, um, other than this one...)

Please don't interpret this open letter as a sign of my indifference or lack of support for the political process.  And maybe I care about Issue X as much as you do, but just as I begin to lose my mind a bit after six hours of nonstop crying or whining from my kids, I have a threshold for political discourse that has been met.  I actually miss cat videos.

I think it's time I revisit Pinterest and enhance my creativity rather than my political acumen.  


Tune in next week for my "Open Letter About Mason Jars".

1 comment:

Leave your own "ism". Cael and Graham double-dog dare you.