Many people get annoyed that Facebook has become a place where politics is discussed at length. They’d rather post pictures of dinner, sunsets, and sonograms instead of… you know… Talking about our future.
So to those people: I’m sorry. I’ll try to mix in some fun posts when “The Voice” starts back up and I can pretend to care about pop culture. Until then, I feel it’s my job as an educated American to do what I can to inform my fellow men and women about the current political debate while cutting through the bullshit and propaganda in an effort to seek the facts. Honestly I don’t care if you are a Democrat or Republican: I just want people to give a shit about the political process, and more importantly, I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.
I got this e-mail from a family member a couple of weeks ago:
Subject: FW: Wedding ring is in for repairs – Read ASAP!
Wedding ring is in for repair
Since when does a plain wedding band need repairs, along with your watch, for a whole month?
Another piece falls into place.
In a press conference last week Obama was not wearing his wedding ring nor was he wearing his watch.
When noticed, his staff said his ring was out for repairs. No reason was given for the missing watch.
So it’s just a coincidence that Muslims are forbidden from wearing jewelry during the month of Ramadan?
Can’t possibly be that, because although he hasn’t gone to a Christian church service since entering the White House, we know he’s a committed Christian “cause he said so during his campaign!” ………..And I’ve got a bridge to nowhere to sell you also.
This is the same president that spent the Christmas holidays in Hawaii to avoid religious obligations as PRESIDENT at the White House. His children do not receive Christmas presents.
Let’s just face the facts and quit trying to distort the truth, we have a Muslim for president in the White House, and he has no knowledge of American history.
Please pass this on to believers of what is happening to our Great Nation and to those who are still in denial
That’s a real thing. There are people who live in this country who spend their day thinking about things like this instead of addressing the wars that we are fighting, or other legitimate conversations that we could be having about the direction of this country… I might even be related to some of these people. We all have that crazy uncle who is on disability and watches Fox News all day, right?
Upwards of 17% of the country believes that Obama is a Muslim. Among Conservatives that number jumps to 34%. One in three Republicans (who are allowed to vote, mind you) can’t even properly identify the religion of the President of the United States. Sidenote: Why does his religion matter? It really shouldn’t of course, but since Muslims are evil to close minded white folks who don’t understand how the world works, it becomes important to the fake-political discussion.
Also… Obama is a Communist AND a Socialist – which in itself is pretty damn impressive to somehow be both. I’m convinced that people just say words like “Muslim” and “Socialist” and “Communist” and don’t really understand the context, or have any idea of what they are saying.
I’ve spent some down time trolling Conservative pages on Facebook in an effort to both educate some people, and actually spark dialogue that might help inform some of the public. Have you ever tried to argue with somebody who was convinced that the sky was green? It seems to be about as productive as trying to convince somebody that Obama is not a Kenyan born Communist with a fake birth certificate who didn’t really go to college because WHERE ARE THE TRANSCRIPTS?!?!? If nothing else, it’s provided me with some entertainment, albeit with a side of despair for the State of the Union.
There really is a ton of stuff that I want to talk about: The “rape” candidate, the fact that Paul Ryan co-sponsored the same anti-abortion (even in cases of rape) legislation as Todd Akin, and so forth. That being said, I haven’t written in a long time and I have a feeling that I’m going to have plenty of time to address a lot of the misinformation (which is a polite way of saying that politicians are LYING to us) that is being spread. On the bright side I believe that when Citizen’s United is eventually gone (and it will be) that we might get away from the two-party system and back to some actual democracy.
In the meantime:
– Obama is NOT a Muslim
– Obama is NOT a Communist
– Obama is NOT a Socialist
– Obama is NOT a Secret Kenyan
If you don’t want to like what the President stands for based on policy – Let’s have that conversation. If you are focused on falsehoods, pretending like the Black Panthers or the Muslim Brotherhood are infiltrating the White House, or otherwise drumming up conspiracy theories instead of addressing legitimate concerns for the direction of our nation…
… Cut it out. You look like a fucking idiot.