Now I’ve got that out of the way, let me explain.
there’s a lot going on in the word right now. The administration of Donald Trump, Brexit, the situation in Turkey, human rights crisis in Yemen, North and Both Korea actually talking, Rohingya ethnic cleansing, Tom Petty and Prince as casualties of the US Opioid epidemic, and so on and so forth.
But here’s the thing. I want to talk about it. I want to know your point of view. (Well, not your point of view, cos you’re probably about as progressive as I am. But any non-progressives who accidentally stumbled to this corner of the interwebs. You.) I want to talk about why you believe what you believe, and in exchange, I want to tell you why I feel the way I feel. I’ll be respectful as much as I can, which is a struggle for me cos if Jesus came back and changed my water in to wine I’d probably give his shit for making a chardonnay instead of literally any other type of wine cos no son of god of mine is going to subject anyone to chardofuckingnnay. I don’t like authority is my point, even if that authority is the son of god…
But I digress. And that’s the problem. We digress these days. We get waylaid by 41 texts that exemplify what it’s like to date a narcissist, or 31 tweets that show your dog is the cutest, or 91 times the stranger days kids were literally the modern day prophets that people born in the 80’s want them to be.
See? Digression. It’s easy to do. But I don’t want to digress. I want to understand. And not to convert. Just to understand, and have a conversation. I’m about as lefty liberal snowflakes cuckish that you can get, but here’s the thing. I won’t use a slur to talk to or about anyone on the other side of the political spectrum. Because I don’t think I deserve the monikers they throw at me as a way to ‘other,’ to dehumanise, to keep people on their side.
So let’s talk. I’m not going to call you a trumptard, or republican’t, or whatever the current insult du jour is. Let’s just talk. Let’s talk about the things we agree with, or disagree with, and have fun with it. No need for name calling. No need to dehumanise the other side, because we’ve all got one life to live, and one family to make proud, and the only way we can make the most of it is by talking to each other.
And if you can’t do that? If you can’t talk to people who believe other than you, and you want to sling insults and epithets at them?
Then fuck you.