Monday, June 05, 2017
Life's Too Short for Politics
Allow me to tell you about my weekend.
Both mornings I woke up with the long legged Amazonian around 10AM. She made us coffee. We sat in bed for an hour exchanging ideas and flirtations, in between checking out phones and seeing what was going on in the world. I can't remember if it was Saturday or Sunday morning there was the latest attack in London, but I didn't care, though we did chat a bit about how we didn't care. Inevitably we got up. Enjoyed a motorcycle ride towards Wisconsin. Dinner and lunches at various locales. And then my buddy picked us up in his convertible and we headed to a cigar lounge, after which we grabbed ice cream at a local ice cream parlor. I truly can't tell which events were on Saturday and which were on Sunday because it was all good.
This La-La-Land was briefly punctured, however, when I went to the gym. Where on the boobtube were the talking heads of Fox and CNN, trying to digest the terror attack in London and Trump's exit from the Paris Accord as if it there were some kind of science. They all had stern faces, they were all so very serious, and though they all have impressive Mickey Mouse degrees from Columbia and Brown, I knew it was all pointless and irrelevant. Nothing I was going to do was going to change the events of the world. Nothing they were saying was going to change the events of the world. And putting the Serenity Prayer into practice, I continued about my day committed to enjoying the decline.
The same, however, could not be said of the people populating my various social media feeds. For there were two main camps of people letting politics ruin their otherwise glorious weekend;
People freaking out over the latest terror attack and people freaking out over Trump leaving the Paris Accord.
Admittedly, most of my feeds were populated with conservatives and other non-leftists taking the ultimate ZFG and "meh" approach to the latest visitation by The Truck of Peace. It was getting so bad I almost feel a lot of us are cheering on the terrorists because how can you respect a people who won't stand up for themselves? But if I left my echo chamber to check out what the "real world" was saying and it was the exact same regurgitated panic/slop that always comes with terrorists attacks.
And signs at concerts telling the world how they are united.
The other camp was purely leftists doing nothing but FREAKING THE FRICK OUT over Donald Trump leaving the climate claptrap scam accord. Kathy Griffin's stint of a beheaded Donald Trump understates just how pissed off these people were. These leftists were seething, uncontrollably angry at Donald Trump, so much so that it was apparent they were obsessed with whatever the Don was doing that weekend (Paris Accord or not), and consequently let that completely determine their mood...and thus their weekend. Ironically, the enemies of Trump were letting him have another victory in letting him ruin their precious and finite weekends.
Alas, it is here, in the weekend of June 3rd-4th of 2017, that a vitally important lesson lies for all of us, whether you're a "political news junkie" addicted to Drudge Report or mentally retarded SJW frothing at the mouth over Donald Trump's each and every move. And that lesson is just how many people let politics ruin their lives. Because whether you're on the right or on the left, too many of you are pissing away precious and vital time you don't have on things that you do not control, and therefore, ultimately doesn't matter.
Take, for example, the right wing "news junkies" or people who intravenously consume their news from Fox, Drudge, Heat Street, or conservative talk radio. Worse, consider the increasing number of non-leftist Americans who actually believe the British tabloids like the Sun Herald or Daily Mail. Before the clock hits 8:01 AM, they're already pissed off, angry at the Anti-American world around them, and are immediately put on the defensive for the rest of the day. They post things on Facebook, Twitter, or what have you, about things they ultimately do not control, solely as a means of therapy so they may digest the world that is collapsing around them. I'm not saying the world isn't in a bad state, but I wonder if obsessing over it, to the point it is your life isn't worse than the fate of the world itself.
Bad as that is though, the left takes politics to a whole new metastasized level. For while people on the right predominantly care about politics because it affects them, the left (and admittedly an increasing number of people on the right) obsess over politics because...
they have nothing else in life.
At least rightists have families, friends, hobbies, loved ones, etc., lives OUTSIDE of politics that they pursue and enjoy. They get upset when politics interrupts or threatens these lives and pursuits of happiness, which prompts their passionate interest in politics in the first place. But most leftists do not have families, hobbies, interests, or lives, leaving them only with politics as a sad and pathetic substitute. And if you don't believe, please, by all means look at the bio, background or social media profile of any leftist. You'll sadly see an emphasis on their politics, ideology, worthless liberal arts degree, or whatever virtue signaling political crusade, instead of something fun or meaningful like hang-gliding, ballroom dancing, spouse, children, or business. In short, leftists have no core because cores usually take effort, labor, sacrifice, selflessness and work. And leftist politics, whatever their strain (feminism, environmentalism, rank socialism, racial politics, etc.) are an effortless faux religion that provides fabricated meaning to their meaningless lives.
This provides a silver, albeit sad, lining to the cloud of socialism that is inexorably covering the world. Leftists are MISERABLE because all they have in life is their religion of politics. They cannot escape its grasp because there is nothing else they have in life. Ergo, they are completely at the whim of it.
Their happiness is not determined by whether they start a company or go fishing.
It's determined by whether a guy with a funny hair cut leaves a climate accord.
It's not determined by spending time with their children or sex with their spouse.
It's determined by what Anderson Cooper said that evening.
It's not determined by going outside and climbing a mountain or finishing a marathon.
It's determined by Dove soap making a fat-acceptance commercial.
And their happiness is not determined by friends, engaging conversation, and the humor therein.
It's determined by whether Bernie Sanders will forgive student loans.
Look back at this past weekend and ask yourself a question. Did you enjoy it, or like a leftist, did you let politics ruin it for you? Because I don't know if you knew this or not, but you're going to die. And life is too short to be like a miserable SJW millennial, an angry feminist, or even a "Fox News Junkie" to waste it on politics. I suggest you learn to enjoy the decline instead.
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