I don't care about your politics
I don’t care about political opinions. I really don’t. In fact, if you stop reading this article right now because it touches on the topic of politics then I understand. Shit, I admire you. I see political opinions everywhere. They’re on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, you name it.
And boy are they tiresome! Do you know why I don’t care about political opinions? Because they’re obnoxious. I don’t care if you’re right, left or in the middle. I don’t care if you like one candidate over the other….I just don’t care.
I also don’t care because I have never seen someone utter a political opinion that changed my mind. I haven’t even read one that made me re-think my position. As soon as I see anything about someone’s opinion I stop reading.
Sometimes I unfollow the person if they are persistent with their opinion. I won’t lie. I just unfollow them. Even if they are people I like; I figure that I’ll see them in person to ‘catch up’ when the moment comes along. And, in person, I know they won’t even mention politics.
Occasionally I am amused by the author of his/her opinion when I get the sense that they’re proud to utter it. You see little tag lines like: “You can unfollow me for saying this but I don’t care.” Oh, my goodness, the bravery.
I also see people fling their opinions and there’s this undercurrent of sadness. You can tell they wish the world was different. I also laugh at these people. I know it doesn’t sound nice that I laugh at them but I don’t care.
You might wonder why I mock them and I will tell you: Because when they fling their opinion with anger, or sadness, there is often an intellectual “high and mighty” quality to it. As if they alone carry the intellectual weight of the world and it’s finally gotten so heavy that they must unburden it on the rest of us. Ha ha!
Another reason I laugh is because they’re so blind. You could probably laugh at them in person and they wouldn’t know it; this is because their political utterings are self-serving. They don’t care if I change my mind. I’ve never seen them change anyone else’s mind either; it’s not what airing your political opinion is about…So if you’re reading this article and you’d like to leave your opinions in the comments section, please keep in mind that I will be reading, and I will be laughing: At you!