There’s been a great deal of conversation lately (if you can call it that) regarding the 2016 election and the behavior of each of the candidates—both current and past. This person is dishonest and corrupt. That person is an unrepentant sexual predator. The truth is that there exists credible (and in-credible) evidence to legitimize each viewpoint, depending on how you roll.
But that’s not what I want to talk about today.
What I’m wondering is what is it about the ardent supporters for each person that makes them willing to overlook such obvious…character flaws in the person they support, while calling for the metaphorical heads of the opposition. The truth is that when you take a good and close look at each candidate one thing (to me) becomes appallingly clear.
They’re people. They’re fallible people like us, albeit with a lot more money, and as such each also seems to have that same tendency everyone else does: they do stupid things about as often as the average person.
They make mistakes.
That said, what is behind the everyday person’s willingness to overlook mistakes with a light shining on them brighter than Kleig lights on a movie set?
Some of these fallacies are not very nice. Some illegal. Some resulted in death and other traumas. In either case, the people involved are proven to be crass and inconsiderate—even profanely so—on more than one occasion.
Yet even so we carry blue signs and wear red hats. I don’t get it. It seems like nothing matters to anyone—nothing real.
Rather, to quote the 90’s philosopher/poets Limp Bizkit, “It’s all about the he-says, she-says bull—“
Why? People don’t even seem to know what they’re for anymore, in any way they can explain. They can tell you what they’re against, though.
[Insert slogan here]
What matters to you?
One thought on “Paradoxical Illogicalities and Limp Bizkit”
You talk about we don’t even know what we stand for anymore, and I believe this is a tactic by politicians and campaigns. I believe they have purposefully blurred the lines of what each party or each person stands for to make it appear that they stand for everybody all the time. While I suppose this is wildly successful in some circles, it is been divisive and disturbing to me. I don’t believe anyone can stand for everybody all the time except for Jesus Christ. It’s unfortunate that our politics have become about greed and power, but I believe that truly is the motivation. I heard it said once that the politicians are going after the Ultimate Prize, to steal our country. I heard it said that they want to steal our country and minimalize it so they then can take power and control globally and not just our country. It all kind of makes sense, but I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m just glad to know and be confident in the fact that Jesus is on the throne.