posted on May, 10 2010 @ 03:20 PM
Definition of politics: Poly- MANY, Tics- BLOODSUCKERS....Many Bloodsuckers
I feel ya too man and I personally renounced politics some time ago. It is sad that 2 of the most influential forces in our lives (religion &
politics) cannot seem to be discussed without strife. And if we choose to ignore them, well they will find you by way of someone close(friend,
coworker, peer, family member) and one get's sucked into the debate either by desiring clarification or by defending themselves. Maybe it is because
there are 2 sides to every story(at least) and even with plain ole facts, it seems hard to get people to agree. I have often visualized people in
opposition coming together, objectionably examining the evidence(together) and come to a consensus(together). But that seems to be a pipe dream, as
my Step Father says. During the Holidays, because of the political/religious differences in our family, more often than not a simple discussion turns
into an festival of accusation and belittling. The discussions always escalated because of emotion, both innate and of course conditioned. I wish
people could get together and civilly discuss facts and try and get to the bottom of things, but I haven't seen too much of that. Oh the
Isn't their a difference between "debate" and "discuss?" Doesn't one mean someone will win, whereas the other means let's find out what is
involved, together and share in the discovery, together?
It would probably do some good to take a break for a while. Keep your head up though, and may your forbearance be strong!!
[edit on 10-5-2010 by speculativeoptimist]