The 2016 Election is No Joke
I normally stay away from Religion and Politics. They are neither funny nor are they something that people can discuss without becoming defensive. People speak to be heard, not to be understood. There is a difference.
I take it back. It is funny. Funny to watch people say they are opened minded but then I watch them do everything but be open-minded. There is something about these two topics that cause normally well adjusted people to lose their mind. Take this recent US election for example.
People are loosing their mind on both sides of the political extreme. I’m not talking about the riots, protests, etc. I’m talking about everyday conversations between people.
A basic human nature is to be right. One of the hardest things for us is to admit we were wrong or that we might be concerned about our pick. Right now, I’m watching folks dig their heels in on the pick they made.
Let’s take one side. Those that voted for Trump. Everyone has a right to vote for who they wanted. That is what makes America great. The problem is, we have created this mentality of “us vs them”. When this happens and people feel attacked, they defend their candidate at all costs. Here are two things I feel are funny or at least ironic…
A) Those Trump supporters that are mad that people who are bashing Donald Trump – Reason I find this funny? Many of these same people spent the last 8 years viciously attacking Obama. Talk about ironic. I also find it sad. They don’t even see how funny it is that they can dish it out, but can’t take it.
B) These same folks are the same ones that just a year ago, wanted any other Republican but Trump. For a year they bashed him and only got in his camp if you will once he kept winning. I laugh every time I hear them act as if he has been their #1 guy from the beginning.
Listen, there are many folks that are scared. Each day something new happens. This will continue. Some of it will be good and some of it will be bad. But one thing is for sure, the next 4 years will be full of a lot of things. One thing I know, we will be laughing one way or another. It might be a nervous laugh, it might be an ironic laugh or it might be a full on belly laugh due to the stuff Trump says.
Now, I’m not trying to be political. I’m just pointing out how this election has caused folks to lose their mind. Common sense has left the building. I hope it comes back soon. While I find it funny to watch, I also find it sad. Sad that people aren’t open to hearing each other. If we don’t start hearing the good and the bad but more importantly the opportunities we have as a nation, I feel we as a nation will become a joke to the rest of the world. Oh wait, I think we already have…. 🙁
So don’t be surprised if I pop in on the humor that is Trump. I only want the best for our country, but I have a feeling it is going to be an interesting ride so we might as well buckle in and have some fun.
~~~till we laugh again~~~