Cray Cray City
the folly of government
politics in play
I’m disappointed over the impeachment farce.
Even though it was clear President Trump was never going to be impeached, I had thought we might have a real trial, with witnesses and a more public examination of his actions. I’m a Democrat/ Liberal/ Socialist/ Reformist who is almost as dismayed by the Democrats as by the Republicans. Current politics seems like watching a rowdy bunch of kindergartners who act in their own self-interest, throw fits, eat too much sugar, and rule by thug/ gang mentality. Kudos for Mitt Romney for having the integrity to cross party lines and vote for impeachment.
Somehow we need to create real discussions that openly and honestly explore the issues of our government and world. Instead, we have an insane system distorted by big money and special interest with party-line voting on most issues. Maybe we’re in the last days of the empire before it falls under the weight of its own hubris. Or maybe we’re all just reacting with our lizard brains. A quick peek at the news or social media will certainly give you a taste of our tribal warfare called politics.
After ranting a bit, I researched and found this article that explains much of our behavior around politics. If you want to better understand why we go crazy over politics, you can read this article called Why Politics Makes People Crazy. The basic idea is that we form tribes (parties) to make us feel safe and happy. Other parties are made to be the enemy to reinforce the validity of our feelings and ideas. And if I want to get off the roller coaster than I need to make better choices and realize that I create the craziness by my choices and responses. And the world won’t end if I don’t get what I want, although it sure seems that way with our current administration. 🙂
See you at the psych ward!