How to find peace with politics
I don’t like talking about politics, especially on the internet. The discussion of politics upsets people. People take disagreement personally, as if they wake up every morning thinking “Rick Santorum means so much to me,” or “Hillary Clinton is like the female Jesus of pantsuits,” and will defend them in any facet, whether in person or on a local paper’s website vs. a 58-year-old retired iron worker with the name “GregNoTaxes.”
This isn’t about which side is right or wrong or who I think people should vote for, or if they should even vote at all. This is a generalized statement about politics and the way that I see it.
In order to reach my “political nirvana,” one must realize that ‘politics’ is really just a professional sports league. There are three tiers of professional politics: local, state, and national.
In America, there are many teams playing at all three levels. There is the Communist Party of America, the Green Party, the Tea Party, and others, but the two dominating teams that most people cheer for are the Democratic Party and Republican Party. You can consider these teams the “bandwagon” teams(Patriots, Yankees, etc.) that win all the championships(elections).