With all the political hoo-haw going on right now, I feel like I’m in the midst of the grapes of wrath. I don’t usually let politics get to me, but this presidential race is ridiculous. Candidates are yelling and making ugly faces as they badmouth everyone who doesn’t agree with them (especially He Who Will Not Be Named).
I haven’t even got to vote in a Primary Election yet, but I’m just shaking my head and thinking…What is wrong with everybody? I’m not going to have a single person left to vote for that has any decency or common sense because they all keep dropping out. Has our country gone insane? Why does anyone fall behind a bully and liar and let fear overrule their wisdom?
I don’t think I’ll ever know the answers to my questions. And candidates just seem to get nastier and nastier…full of poison and moldy grapes of wrath.
All I can try to do is not get pulled into the icky mess. I’ll vote my conscience…not my fears. [Hey, I’m one of those old Perot holdouts from the days when I believed we could elect a good man to the president, not a party]. I’ve become a little disillusioned since then, but not hopeless.
I still believe America is good. And I want to try to keep it that way. My thoughts from the election so far have led me to believe that I want to elect Yoda for President this year.He is a wise man–or alien green creature, but hey, I’m open minded.
Yoda’s wisdom would be well to remember at this time of political ugliness. He said in Phantom Menace:
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
I would run from any political candidate who feeds on fear. He Who Will Not Be Named is a great example of this. He loves to stir up fears and make people angry. He always looks angry when he’s not talking about himself. And when people get angry, they get scary because they become stupid with hate. And hate leads to nothing good…only suffering like Yoda said.
So spit out the grapes of wrath and chew on something a little sweeter. Don’t let the nasty bullies overwhelm you and make your IQ drop to their level. Stand a little taller, be a little kinder, and maybe the majority of Americans can show that our country isn’t the laughing stock other nations think we are from only watching Hollywood and Political debates. Let us prove that we are at heart…good.