see no evil
Someone said to me that my not blogging politics anymore is like putting blinders on. No, I said. I'm still paying attention. I just choose, mostly, not to comment.
It's been hard holding back my comments the past week or so. I want to say a million things, but I've seen too many bloggers do so only to have their words edited, distorted and purposefully misconstrued to feel it's worth it to put my two (or twenty) cents out there. All my rantings have stayed at the dinner table or in emails. I'm struggling to keep those rants off this page and every time I sit down to write I think, do I really need the aggravation that comes with taking a side on an issue? Do I really need to spend all day defending my words? Nah, not really.
I've seen some atrocious behavior in the past week from some people who think of themselves as activists but are nothing more than opportunists. I've seen people react to the opportunists with even more idiocy. And I've seen the true colors of people I thought better of. If this thing were a Hollywood screenplay, I'd be laughing at the absurdity of it. But it's not. And as such, I have the urge to just put my hands over my eyes and pretend the whole thing isn't happening.
We've reached new lows. Didn't think that was possible.