reply to post by sageofmonticello
Every sentence in the OP is worth it's weight in gold, imo.
Please, lets stop the political madness. Lets stop hating each other because we disagree on whatever topic we might currently be arguing about. Lets
try harder to develop our tolerance for others and lets try harder to understand our antagonist better and not simply view them as the evil
I see this as the result of the continuous over reach of the government. It feels like we have a new parent/guardian.
This parent is expecting millions of people to confirm to it's particular house rules. In the meantime, millions of toes are being stepped-on, which
causes frustration and ... madness, in a way. The house is too full, ...elbow to elbow...
Never before have we been able to voice our opinions so easily/conveniently as we can now. For a while, it felt good
In my own personal experience, I've found out that I'm more a part of the problem than I realized.
Now, the frustration of having my toes stepped on seems far more tolerable than the frustration I began to harbor and spread by my own haphazard
perception of the "evil opposition".
I haven't "seen the light" and fallen into place as those in power seem to be forcing on me, us. What I'm seeing is a crowed house and impossible
requests from a daddy I don't recognize, I don't know...(our Government and also the unrest in the world).
I still have my opinion and it matters to me but I don't have
.my somewhat ignorant voice heard.
I think In person, we are all much more tolerable than online, I know I am.
I think change, tolerance will come, slowly... but it will happen to those who desire to be a part of a solution
edit on 15-2-2012 by sweetliberty because: (no reason given)