Politics are more in our face than ever right now. I have a lot of opinions on stuff that is happening right now and I’m not good at keeping those opinions to myself. In some ways I suppose it’s a good thing because people know where they stand with me one everything but it’s probably more of a bad thing because it makes a lot of enemies. I’m kind of used to making enemies, not everyone likes me. I’m used to it, mostly.
I see stuff that irritates me and I post it on Facebook, sometimes I probably go too far. I know that I have friends on Facebook (and several family members) that have very different views than me. Honestly I wish these people posted more of their own opinions because I think this is how we learn from each other and grow but I realize that for many people it’s probably a lot easier not to put your opinions out there.
Beyond my feelings about women’s rights, gay rights, taxes, capital punishment and guns I really fucking hate ignorance. I personally feel that Fox News is the devil incarnate and goes out of it’s way to lower the intelligence of our country. I don’t hate Mitt Romney but I really loathe 1%ers like him. I hate Rush Limbaugh and have ever since my bigoted/racist grandparents listened to him every day and talked of him as if he were Jesus. Rush is a fucking clown.
I wish there were more conservatives that spoke intelligently and weren’t just trying to reach out to the lowest common denominator. In the past when there wasn’t anything else to listen to while sitting in traffic I’ve listened to a couple different asshats on 96.9. I have listened to them because I want to hear the other side and learn more beyond what I know right now. I’ve actually adjusted my opinions on things, you’d be surprised what I actually believe in.
I actually am not in favor of illegal immigrants, I think if I’d have to jump through hoops to be a citizen in England or France then they should have to do the same in the US. I think English should be the main language in the US and I shouldn’t have to go into a Dunkin Donuts and not be able to order because I don’t know Spanish (that happened to be once). I believe people should be able to drink soda if they want and that 2 men should be able to get married. I also think welfare is incredibly and disgustingly flawed. I do not think we should get rid of it, I think it needs to be monitored and fixed. I am not in favor of affirmitive action, it should be about who is most deserving of the job.
What this country really needs is more people in the middle who aren’t right or left. People against corporate greed but also against illegal immigration. People against pointless wars but making sure people aren’t screwed over by healthcare. So anyway, I’m too open and I know this. I’ve irritated people with this quality of mine for as long as I can remember. I just wish more people put it out there because keeping it inside hasn’t changed anything yet.