Deciphering the truth in politics

Ok, so I’ve always been somewhat gullible, and incredibly naive.

When it comes to politics, I feel like I’m in an acre of active landmines.

I just don’t know who to believe. Just to top this off, I’ve never been particularly interested in the news. I’ve been fairly self-focused, and unable, or more correctly, unwilling, to keep up with current events.

Through all of my years of schooling, History was one of my least favorite classes. I hated math even more so, but won’t get into that now.

To be completely honest, my health issues, both physical and mental, have made it difficult to even write, and do art, regularly. I love being creative! So, it’s not easy for me to be responsible, in many less meaningful areas of my life, for this reason.

I would say that 95% of my friends are on the far left.

At this point, I don’t know where I am politically, and I’d like to find my place in between the left, and the right, that feels genuine to me.

I’ve been asking lots of people about more neutral newspapers and magazines, but the answers I get are dependent on the political views of the person that I’m questioning.

I’ve realized that I’m going to have to figure this one out for myself.

Which means I will need to do a great deal of research, read a number of dry newspaper articles, and keep notes handy. My memory isn’t what it used to be, and I’m only 52…., or was it 53?

With all humor set aside, I am finding my plight to be an overwhelming one.

No one seems able to have dispassionate conversations about any political subjects, regardless of whether they are Democrats, or Republicans. The U.S. feels very hostile to me currently, and completely divided.

Politics appear to have taken the place of religiosity, in many sectors of the country, which scares me, and makes me apprehensive about disagreeing with my peers.

I don’t believe this is right. I never cared for evangelism, and I like it even less, now.

It doesn’t matter to me where its’ origins are. Extremist Christians, Muslims, Jews, Liberals, and Conservatives are not going to get anywhere, pounding their beliefs on other individuals delicate heads and egos.

Ok. I’m starting to rant, and I don’t care for rants, either.

I would just like to be ready for this next election. To do my own reading, use my own judgment, and make my own decisions regarding who I’m going to vote for.

I hope, and I pray, to stay close to all of my friends, and my family, regardless of our differing beliefs.

It’s a big request, but I am no longer willing to defer to others belief systems, as if I don’t have a brain in my head.

Sign of the Times
Acrylic painting on canvas, by Wendy.

 

2 Comments

  1. Ooo I love that painting!!
    And amen to that, you have a brain and you have your own ideas and perspectives and beliefs. The thing with politics is… it’s all a load of BS. Boil it down and it’s typically a bunch of big cats in the in the middle, pushing whatever they can to stay in favour and stay rich. Outside of this are people pushing their beliefs and further alienating society, while under the guise of doing the opposite. Politicians talk, but they don’t ‘walk the walk’. Or at least not often. It’s hard to guide where you stand on the political spectrum when it’s continually shifting and, for the most part, a sack of horse manure.
    Caz xx

    1. I totally agree. I’ve also shifted my purpose in life. I’m going to be irresponsible, and have as much fun in life as is possible.

      I have too little energy to spend it on bullshit.

      Thanks for the compliment! I was pretty pissed off when I painted it.
      Wendy xx

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