Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Politics make people UGLY
I used to enjoy political discussions. Now, you can't say a thing, without someone jumping down your throat.
Yesterday, we went out to dinner at a local buffet place. I was still feeling sore and didn't feel like entertaining. My step-daughter Char joined us. We were sitting in a booth and my husband started talking about the President when all of a sudden the man in the next booth, who was eavesdropping, shared his two cents which were totally the opposite of my husbands. Basically, the man just butted in.
OH GREAT! The husband and I agree only 50% of the time when it comes to politics.
My husband, who is no shrinking violet, rose to the occasion - defensively. The other man stood his ground and kept repeating to my husband his point of view, pushing all my husband's buttons. While I may have agreed with the man, he was totally out of line. He entered "our space" and was belligerent. I tried to be the peacemaker but to no avail. My husband said what he needed to say to the man and walked out. The other man, in the booth, just laughed, continuing with his mantra.
My husband is a retired veteran. He has some PTSD. I was afraid, he would hit the man. But he has learned to walk away. I can see, where this could have escalated if my husband hadn't.
What have we all become? I've never seen anything like this, in my 63 years. EVERYONE EVERYWHERE is talking about the current political scene. Right or Left, enough is enough, with the arguing and mean-spirited jesting. I fear, it could lead to violence, with the wrong person.
I'm so done with it all. Never ever, have I been so disgusted with Washington and both sides of the aisle. To get my political fix, I am involving myself with local politics - I can be a voice that is actually heard.
I don't want to be an ugly person as I grow older. I don't want to be a bitter babe. I am trying to hold to my 60's roots - Love and Peace. Live and Let Live, Do not hate, Meditate and Radiate Positive Vibes.
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