posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 05:47 PM
I have the same problem at work. I live in a very conservative southern state and while I do love the people, the sense of community and the
family-oriented lifestyle, it's difficult at times to communicate in a way that most can understand. I try to point out that most of what the current
POTUS does is just a continuation of what the previous did before him. They don't seem to be able to see the same things I do, and at times it can be
frustrating. I have a difficult time when one of my associates is watching some garbage television like Jersey Shore, and when I ask if we can watch
something more real world they agree and turn it straight to Fox News. There are times when I just get up and walk out. They think because I don't
support their conservative ideals that I must support the liberal agenda, and when I try to explain that I don't support either party or their
ideologies they simply cannot wrap their head around it. To them you are either one or the other, it's a very with us or against us mentality. The
sheep fight the sheep while the wolves circle the herd, it's very frustrating and I completely empathize with the OP.
Throughout the years I have found a simple tactic that seems to at least make most conservatives pause, though I'm not entirely sure it would work
the same on ultra-liberals. You have to find a frame of reference for them, so I often leave my conservative colleagues with these words before
walking away. "I know you believe that the country is divided down the middle, but one of the first rules of war is divide and conquer."