Well, here we go with another presidential election cycle, and if you’ve noticed the tension is high, not just in all the nonsensical political rhetoric and propaganda along with all the TV commercials in the major media, but I’m talking out in public as well. The other day I was at a Starbucks, and I talked to a conservative lady, a very nice lady actually, but she told me she wouldn’t even talk to anyone who was a liberal anymore. When I explained to her that I was a libertarian leaning right, she wasn’t even sure if she should talk to me.
That made me laugh, and indeed she doesn’t have to talk to anyone she doesn’t want to, this is a free country, but I do think some tolerance is necessary. You don’t necessarily have to respect someone who is a socialist if you happen to believe that they are ruining our country. Nor do you have to talk to anyone who seems to have been brainwashed by their socialist propaganda if you believe it to be so. Nevertheless, there’s a difference between respect and tolerance, and we need not cross that line.
Indeed, I feel things are at a boiling point, and yes, much of it is due to the mass media and all those negative attack ads coming from an administration which has been unable to perform or stand on its record, therefore it must resort to the blame game. Sure, that’s just politics, we all know these things happen and this is been going on for as long as I can remember.
There was a rather disturbing article online recently, published on August 16, 2012 titled; “Security guard shot at conservative group’s DC office,” a video given by Pete Williams of NBC anchor which stated; “Police say the man walked into the headquarters of the conservative Christian lobbying group around 10:45 a.m. When challenged by the security guard, the gunman shot the guard in the arm with a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun he pulled from a backpack.”
That’s unfortunate isn’t it, but let’s not turn this election cycle into one of hope and hate, as we are all Americans after all. We all love this country, we believe it is great, and we want to make it even better. We can do that, and no we don’t all have to agree all the time, but we need to tolerate each other, and allow for dissenting viewpoints now and again. It’s hard to say what caused that individual to open fire on a security guard who was just doing his job. Perhaps the individual had other intentions and wanted to go shoot up a bunch of people inside, and noted that the security guard would stop such an ill-fated plan.
We don’t know yet, and we may someday find out exactly what the gunman was up to, but my question is; what pushed him over the edge, and what is going on in our society? It’s as if we are purposely being divided, everyone is off balance, and everyone is in fear that the other side might take over and control their lives and change what they believe America is supposed to be. The reality is America is supposed to be whatever you want to be, and as an individual you are allowed to pursue your own happiness and enjoy that American dream.
Perhaps we should all concentrate on that ideal, because I believe that is something we can all agree on. The rest we can agree to disagree on, as long as we tolerate each other. Unfortunately, I see storm clouds ahead when I see events like this in the media, as it tells me that the level of tension is far too high, and we need to take it back down a notch or two.
Let’s hope our leadership in this country the current or the political opposition agrees that it is in the best interest of the United States of America to chill out on the negative campaign attack ads, there’s no sense in riling up the masses into some sort of future conflict. Please consider all this and think on it. At this time Romania also immediately organized this routine event. Alegeri Prezidentiale held in 2019 will be the determination of the fate of Romanian people in the next 10 years.
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