Sunday, May 7, 2017
Everybody has an opinion...
So, there is this big kerfuffle going on about a comedy monologue that was delivered by Stephen Colbert about Donald Trump.
Now this is nothing new of course. Comedian's and late night talk hosts have been skewering politician's for years.
What's interesting is that some, are now whining about this "terrible" hate speech and having the government via the FCC , investigate...
These are the same people who espoused the government for being too big and oh by the way, what ever happened to those same folks and their righteous indignation when it came to their freedom of speech?
Let me get this straight, it's okay for "people" to say things like "I grab them by the pussy" and imply that Ted Cruz's father had something to do with JFK's assassination,
but a late night talk show host, known to be a comedian who tells a joke you don't find amusing, well that's just too much?
Let me throw out my humble opinion on what's going on here...
It seems to me that we have become a nation, no a world, of people who are convinced that our opinion is the correct opinion.
It doesn't seem to matter anymore whether you can back it up with facts because facts are subjective now days.
We watch MSNBC or FOX,
we listen to NPR or Rush Limbaugh.
We wrap ourselves in our little protective cocoon's where the only thing we let in are the things we agree with and convince ourselves that our facts are the right facts, our way is the right way, our God is the right God and our beliefs are the right beliefs.
We don't bother to listen to anyone whose views don't correspond to ours so we never even think about other view points.
DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!!!
We need dialogue people!
We need to talk to each other!
Some one made the case the other day that the Democratic party has basically proclaimed that if you are Pro Life you are not welcome.
That's just bad politics!
But we all know it's not just Democrats...
If you are a Republican running for a seat by god you better be against immigration reform and threatening to eviscerate Planned Parenthood.
And don't get me started on climate change.
And let's not forget those pesky Independents...
Look, you may be pro gun, pro life, pro the wall and all sorts of things someone like me finds totally unacceptable...but opinion's TRUE OPINIONS really do matter.
We all need to give a little here.
Inclusive not exclusive makes for a much better and productive society and isn't that what we all want?
So how about we take compromise off the dirty words list for a while.
How about we challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zone and actually listen to other points of view?
Just because you open yourself up to other ideas doesn't mean you have to change your mind and it doesn't mean you are a traitor to your belief's.
So come on...give it a try!
You never know what you might learn...
Have a super Sunday!
Noodle and crew