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now i may not be the brightest in the room

ok who we foolin' *makes eye contact, pushes strand of hair behind ear, looks down and smiles*

but look..y'all who say, "im not political"..you scare me.

YA SCARE ME, bc that means you do not care what happens to YOU, and you do not care what happens to your NEIGHBORS..you justtt think someone will do it for you.
GuiltyBiStander · 31-35, F
Oh gawd. I feel serious thoughts coming on ... make them go away. Too late -

Somebody once told me "Politics isn't a science, it's not even a superstition. It's an addiction, and if you stay hooked for too long it kills you. But first you go crazy."

The longer I'm in the world the more I feel like that's true.

Do I care about what happens to me, my neighbors, my town, my country, and the world ? Sure. And I don't expect anyone else to take responsibility for the right or wrong things I do as a human being. But I get tired, really tired and sometimes angry, of hearing so many people preach that politics is the only way to acheive anything positive - Especially when they're trying to sell [i]their[/i] partisan junk and pissing on what everyone else thinks or needs.

In my own experience you can do as much or more good in the world by running an honest business, being a caring friend, a loving parent, a respectful neighbor, and allowing people the freedom to find their own way to a better life. And I don't think that means having to pick one side, and then hating everyone else who makes a different choice. The politics we have now lies to everyone about who really are, and everything that actually matters.

So that's where I'm at. Screw the political bullshit where ever it comes from and whoever is putting it out. I want a real life and a better future - not more of this garbage.

Is that so scary? I hope not. I kind of like you ✌️
foldedunfolding · 36-40, F
@GuiltyBiStander lol i am definitely not saying this can only be achieved through politics, or even that i am obsessed with them. i just grow tired of those who dont examine life at all, or try to help in some capacity
SamaYael · M
I'm a Socialist an I dun give a fuck who don't like me saying that.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
People who say that are often just fine with the status quo insofar as it does not affect them negatively.

Or it's a survival mechanism to not get banished by pissing off members of a ruling political party or parties.
foldedunfolding · 36-40, F
@GeistInTheMachine exactly. i hope they at least [i]privately[/i] have an opinion
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@foldedunfolding A matrix-approved opinion, probably. Kind of pointless at the end of the day if they have an opinon that keeps them plugged into the system.

One is better off focusing on one's own power sometimes, or lack thereof.
Iwillwait · M
Kristen Stewert talks politics?
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
I'm way more disturbed by people who make their entire existence about politics. They are never happy people.
Fullmetal · 46-50, M
Cataracks are third biggest cause of blindness in the world! The first 2 are religion and politics
Livingwell · 61-69, M
Pretending things are fine is very scary. What you don't know will hurt you.
*stare glares at you* 👀😏
foldedunfolding · 36-40, F
@Livai *titters into silk fan
@foldedunfolding That bad huh?
RoxClymer · 41-45, M
I get political I just don't openly discuss it Until I am 90% sure I know the other person's stance

discussing politics or religion is an Easy way to end a friendship
foldedunfolding · 36-40, F
@RoxClymer i get that..but i guess i also dont want to be friends with people who are deep down horrible
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
I have my viewpoints, but I barely air them because rarely can someone engage without becoming overly emotional. It's very rare. I do have friends who are 180 degrees out with me, and because we're mature(at least on that level), it's never an issue.
It has been my experience, at least on this website, that people who say they aren't political are always conservative leaning, and just don't want to have to figure out how to defend their beliefs.
SnailTeeth · 36-40
@LordShadowfire The trick is to have beliefs that stand-up for themselves.
@SnailTeeth I know, right? Stand up for equality, tolerance, and compassion, and you'll never have to explain why.
SnailTeeth · 36-40
@LordShadowfire The system more or less takes care of itself.
I am growing concerned about all the medication doctors are pushing though.
... but a lot of the time it also means they just aren't being [i]honest[/i], whether with themselves, others, or both

most of the time on SW for instance, when you see someone say they are not political, and wait 10 minutes, typically [i]rightwing[/i] opinions start to emerge ... maybe they were trying to hide it

[i]everyone[/i] is political, even if it is just having an opinion on one specific aspect of life (and there is no one on the planet who does not have an opinion about anything)

or they're some nonsensical centrist, moderate or unicorn libertarian who deludes themselves into thinking they are magically above the whole left-right spectrum, or want to magically have their cake and eat it too, or have absurd notions such as the climate crisis can be solved by 100% voluntary cooperation and without any government mandates or input from actual *gasp* experts on climate science (ugh, libertarians will kill us all)

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