Politics Turned into Confusion
I’ve been away for a bit and I’m just a little bit upset about the anger in the comments here at Papamoka. I’m a pay it forward kind of guy and yes some of my posts have been extremely critical of the political party ideology on the right. And yet some of my post have agreed with the right on some issues. I’m one of those son’s of biscuit eaters stuck in the middle. I’m one of the folks that politicians have to convince to get elected to high office.
What I do know and have learned in this life is that not everyone thinks the same as me and I should not expect them to. We all grow up in different environments, we all became adults from far vast different experiences as a child or even as an adult. Our parents had strong influences on our political philosophy through all of our growing years to become self sufficient adults, nurturing the values that they grew up with and passing them on. Some of us hate them for what they put us through and others love them and thank them for the life they gave us. There is no political thought or judgment in that result. I fear that America is becoming a “Us vs. Them” society and that is not a good thing for anyone in either political party. Are we not all still American’s when it comes time to look at our flag? Are we not all still American's or is there some kind of war going on? I have no idea what political philosophy my neighbor backs but if his house was on fire I would be the first one running in to get him and his family out because he is my neighbor. That is what I'm talking about.
I’ve just gotten the chance to read many of the comments on this site and the anger really scared me in the words I read. I could actually feel the anger and spite and it was coming from both sides! Is that what we have become as a people? One side has to accept the other sides way of thinking or blast the torpedoes? And yet if you actually met one another in the market or in the mall in person you would probably be more civil and some of you would probably hug one another. I’m talking Republican and Democrat hugging. Life is love of your fellow man, it is far to short to waste your breath in anger over politics.
Both sides do our part as citizens to pay it forward, that is not a fact to dispute politically. Both sides of the political aisle love our country and do what is best for our nation. Somewhere in the middle is the ground we need to nurture, sow our seeds for the future, and make damn sure America sees another two hundred years of prosperity. Biting one another’s heads off over facts that can be tweaked one way or the other by either side is not the solution. Discussing and debating the middle ground is. Finding the solution that will work for now is. The process isn’t simple but it isn’t supposed to be! We live in a world that is bigger than life and every tick of the clock it changes and we must change with it. The ideology of today just like many decades before us will pass on and be changed to format the society that is America in the decades to come.
The middle ground is where we have one America and that my friends is how the system has worked since George Washington was President of these United States of America. He wasn’t a God, he was a farmer and a distiller of whiskey and at the time he too had his detractors in the Whiskey Rebellion.