Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I realize that I can be a smug asshole when it comes to politics, and take my word for it, I used to be a lot worse. While I still hold opinions, and am not afraid to share them, for the most part I keep them to myself, and burden only a small sub-community of friends and friends of friends here on Facebook.

Believe it or not, although I'm quite egocentric in my comments, I'm more open to other opinions and thoughts than my writing may suggest. I really don't think I'm smart enough to have all the answers, nor even a few, but I am on the look out for intelligent ones.

I'm just as curious as to who all these constituencies I read about and see out there in America are going to partner with to get their answers accomplished?

But let's be frank, I really want to know who the Trumpets are looking to partner up with to get their answers done, because in politics and our government they will need to partner up with someone. Look what happened to Healthcare -- nothing!

Fine, mock the people who are so offended by a hundred year old statue, but don't be surprised that they oppose a pipeline running through Indian territory.

Absolutely, All Lives Matter, but at some point Your Life Matters Less when you too become a minority and authority treats you like something less human.

If it moves you to shun the immigrants and applaud the punitive nature of Trump to everyone but you, have a blast. But when the other 7 billion people on this planet align in some other way without us, don't blame the liberals.

We all have opinions, like assholes, so while we are busy expressing them because the passions of the day's events get the better of us, maybe take a moment and wonder aloud if its worth the effort, or if in fact counter productive.

Finding common ground with people does need to happen to affect change. That's not being better than anyone, that's being smart.

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