I just read a headline that says that last night's debate was the highest rated in months. Really? Yes, really!
It isn't like these people up on the political stage are saying anything knew. They repeat the campaign slogans and one liners over and over. If you don't know what they stand for by now, you must be living under a rock.
It isn't like these people up on the political stage really and truly care or want to do the right thing because if they did, their poll numbers would plummet. They have to take positions that their core group of supporters believe in and so even while I'm sure they want to be trustworthy, they have all failed at this part. I'm not talking party lines either because they all do it on either side to the same degree. Neither side is better or exempt in my view.
Year after year, debate after debate, it is the same questions that get asked. Yes, they pepper a few different twists and thoughts into them, but it is the same thing regurgitated all the time. It is like telling a kid no time and time again. You've got to keep repeating it over and over and they still don't hear it or listen to it.
Yet, through all of this, the people who watch these things are the reasons these so called debates of horrendous human disrespect continue. Do you think the "media" that everyone assails would put this stuff on the air if it didn't sell advertising revenue? If you do, then think again. Its about the money!
People want to see others suffer, although they will tell you otherwise. People act like they love one another in Jesus name, although their actions say different. People say they believe in one thing, but then the opposite side of that political belief is rejected without proper justification.
I would like to think that this political foolishness will spin itself out of control one of these days so we can get back to a normal discourse, but I'm doubtful at best that it will. Each political season, we stoop lower and lower. We spend more and more. We tear each other apart better than the other guys and we wear badges of honor when we portray this behavior.
I honestly could care less which party anyone belongs to or blindly follows. They are all the same, spending so much money to allow the ego to grandstand on the stage of politics. Everyone that follows this stuff to the nth degree is nothing more than a blind follower of one of these political egos.
It is sad that we want to see others suffer. It really is. The only way our civilization will endure and survive through the challenges we face as inhabitants on this planet is by working together. We've lost that as humans. All we seem to know how to do now is to attack one another.
To those that turn the TV off and don't participate in this spectacle, my hat is off to you. That is the vote that will change things for the better. Making a choice to not engage the inflated ego of politics is the more sane option.
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