Most of my posts this year have been political in nature. I am a conservative and almost always vote for Republican candidates. I have a lot of liberal or Democrat friends and we have some lively discussions. As a matter of fact, I had one lady unfriend me on Facebook because she did not agree with my opinions. I thought we were having a political discussion about an issue and I think she took it as a personal affront to herself. I am sorry about that.
I appreciate everyone’s opinion and am glad to occasionally get a new point of view or a new perspective. It is always interesting to find out how people came to form their viewpoints. I find many people believe a lot of propaganda. People make decisions on things for a lot of different reasons. Most of the time people share the views of their parents. Some people’s opinions are based on their life experiences. Many, many people are swayed by the choice of publications they read.
A few things are clear. People that hate Republican positions do not know what Republican positions are – they only know what the Democrat Party line is about Republicans. For instance most people that hate Rush Limbaugh never listen to him. Rush Limbaugh’s position has always been to support policies that help everyone. Liberals will never get that message, they only hear the spin. People that hate Fox News never listen to Fox News. Most news media is biased. Fox presents the fairest presentation of both sides of issues of any national news organization. Newspapers like the New York Times and TV news like CBS News generally report stories that support Democrat Party talking points.
Personally I like to confirm what I read or hear from several viewpoints. I hear breaking news stories on nation news channels, including Fox News on issues I have been aware of for weeks. This implies that breaking news nowadays is what is new to the reporters. We are way past reporter going out and finding stories. I miss Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen.
I am sincere in my wish for a Happy Thanksgiving to all, regardless of political persuasion, color or nationality. We are all citizens of the world in a world that is in constant turmoil. We will never be at peace everywhere, but we can always be thankful for our friends and family.
Thanks for taking time to read this blog. I listen to and appreciate your input.