Monday, July 8, 2019

I PROMISED Myself Never To Blog About Politics

Oh man. Politics these days. The one thing that I avoid discussing at all cost. There is so much propaganda being peddled both online and in print that people can pick and choose what news is fake or not. That's why I'm writing about politics today.

I have chosen to eliminate cable news from my home. For a while, I switched back and forth from liberal to conservative news to get an idea of what truths and falsehoods were being peddled by whom. After a short time of that information, I realized that I'm not a liberal or a conservative. I also learned that the messengers were as dramatic as the politicians. The finger pointing and accusations, the name calling, and the drama has become so deliberate that I refuse to be taken for a fool by believing the contrived stories about each individual.

So far, I've been able to muddle through the news and social media to have an idea of the topics of the day, but frankly, I don't really like anybody ... The Politicians, or the grandstanding, tattle taleing press.

What aggravates me the  most is when a Republican politician gets up and says "The Democrats believe ... blah, blah, blah." Then, the Democrats do the same. Don't they know that they're peddling their muck to everybody. NOBODY believes everything that one party stands for. Come on!! Let me say it again, NOBODY who knows whats going on in the daily news agrees exclusively with one side.

A couple of years ago, I dropped all loyalty to a party and began searching for a candidate who aligned more closely to all of the things that I care about. I changed my affiliation to NON AFFILIATED, or Independent if you will.

According to Wikipedia; An independent voter, often also called an unaffiliated voter in the United States, is a voter who does not align themselves with a political party. An independent is variously defined as a voter who votes for candidates on issues rather than on the basis of a political ideology or partisanship;[1] a voter who does not have long-standing loyalty to, or identification with, a political party;[2][3] a voter who does not usually vote for the same political party from election to election;[4][5] or a voter who self-describes as an independent.[6]

I see some of the Democratic Candidates using the word ALL in their speeches. I'm hoping that while they're peddling their agenda to colors, genders, faiths, and each demographic that they are carefully courting, that they remember the other party of voters that have left party affiliation.

Human beings regardless of party need many of the same things. Health care, decent paying jobs, an environment that does not threaten the globe, human or animal species, fairness to all, and integrity in their daily lives. This means everyone.

I will cast my vote for the candidate that offers the most of the above mentioned items. As an independent voter, I owe nothing to an organized party. I like it that way. I'm an American, above all, and that's why I'm blogging about politics.

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