Why Do People Not Like Politics
March 30, 2017 4:59pm CST
May seem like a dumb question on the surface. Lies Deception, expert manipulators, back stabbing to get ahead, and just hurting people out of sheer spite. I would say those are all good reasons for the average person to hate, not want to discuss, or even follow politics. The thing is it gets my blood flowing or maybe it is boiling. I have not felt like posting the last couple of days, but so close to cash out. Only need a few more cents. Had to get something to get me motivated. All it took was reading a few political post from around the web. Now I am ready to close out this months cash out threshold. I personally think we do not live in a time where we can create our own safe bubble anymore to shield us from the bad in this world the way we could in the past. I think this scares people and makes them not want to follow politics even more. Trying harder and harder to ignore how politics has taken over the media, corporate world, universities, and now bombarding our homes. Everyone wants you to join their side and if you do not, you are a a treasonous traitor and the enemy. People cannot discuss politics anymore without everyone losing their mind. That has always been there though. It is just a lot more magnified with social media I suppose. Being more informed seems to have driven many over the edge. They do not like the truth or the facts and why so many makes stuff up trying to keep their safe bubble intact. Making it very hard for them to defend their point of view because you eventually lose all credibility when someone calls you out it. Making the person with opposing viewpoints much more of the enemy, just like many have been feeding them.
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• Pikeville, North Carolina
31 Mar 17
@crossbones27 I heard a story on the news this morning that many of the right-wing fake news sites being quoted on FB are based in Eastern Europe and being funded by the Russians. I've learned not to believe anything I see on most of those right-wing sites. Or any left-wing sites, for that matter. If I think it's worth any attention at all, I'll try and trace it to its source. If I can't, I table it until a reliable news source corroborates it.
• United Kingdom
31 Mar 17
@crossbones27 adversarial politics is bad and that's what we've got at the moment. What we need is realistic politics where parties have their views but can actually come together for the greater good on certain issues...it normally takes bad things to happen for parties to unite.
• Banks, Oregon
31 Mar 17
To me i hate politics because it brings out the ugliest side of some people, i feel like there would be many family members still in my life had i not heard there every view, some can have differng views and i can get along with but its all how you push that view on others and demean and belittle others for not thinking the same.
• Mojave, California
30 Mar 17
Agreed, but never will understand why people do not want to know what is going on with things that will make their life harder. I would throw easier in there, but I do not remember the last time something drastically made my life easier or less complicated.