I hadn't had cable TV for years before I met my wife, and she didn't either. Then we got married, have been married for almost ten years, and we still don't have cable.
But due to all the
political sensationalism in our country, I decided to start watching the
news via YouTube. It didn't matter which network I watched, there was
always plenty going on to make me angry.
conservative, so I'd prefer to watch Fox, because I didn't trust CNN.
Then I found out that CNN's ratings go way down when they don't report
negative things about Trump and his constituency. That highly suggests
that CNN feels compelled to run with all these defamatory stories
because there's a significant population of people in the USA who want to believe Trump is an evil racist. Sort of the kind of pandering that Jerry Springer does for his viewers.
realization made me less inclined to fear the Leftist
destruction-of-western-civilization directive that may be true in
certain small circles, but it's a directive that certainly doesn't reflect the ethos of the
average democrat in the USA. Whether democrat, republican, libertarian
or independent doesn't matter; only mentally unstable people scream at
others in public, destroy property and threaten or harm those who
So now what? I was getting pissed and indignant all the time, exactly
like the people who were vilifying the president. I had no desire to
take to the streets and harass others at dinner or at their homes, but
then again, neither do most of the liberals out there who just want to
live in a country where their president isn't so bellicose.
of the way knowledge of these controversies only serves to make
my view of the world darker than it actually is, I'm now going to
stop watching the news again. That's it. I've had enough. It just isn't
worth the emotional aggravation, and if I continue to consume this
political dreck, my quality of life, like everyone else's who consumes
it, will continue to fall.
Yes, I'm a Trump fan, but
there are qualifiers that haters refuse to acknowledge. For example, I
like Trump because he is a strong leader who is making the world respect
the USA again. He's a strong leader who wants to protect the citizens
of this country first and foremost, at our border and within our
borders, by rebuilding the military that had been previously de-funded
until it languished. He's a shrewd businessman who has managed to bring companies back to our soil, lower unemployment to record levels for
people of all skin colors, and revitalize small business and the middle class with tax cuts.
rather he wasn't so disagreeable, but I think casting him as evil is a
desperate attempt to take one's attention off the fact that despite his
apparently weak public relations skills, he has managed to break down
political barriers between North and South Korea, and reduce ISIS
controlled geography by ninety-eight percent in the space of four
months, as opposed to the "generational struggle" we had allegedly been
facing. Those are quite significant accomplishments, even for someone
who can be a jerk sometimes.
In either two or six
years, he will be gone from office. What will people do with all their
anger then? Being angry is sort of like a drug, you can't just go cold
turkey when you've been used to raging for years. People of all
political stripes need to reconsider what value they think they're
getting out of hating others who think differently, and automatically
scrutinizing every sentence spoken or written in a judgmental manner.
Just ignore the media, and perhaps they'll start behaving responsibly again.