Friday, September 14, 2012

You Tired of IT Yet?

What is the IT of which I speak?

Politics, of course!

Everywhere you turn there's someone approving a message, or talking about said message and how said message is right/wrong/insane. Unless you're mute and you don't have internet, it's unavoidable.

The thing of it is, we've all been taught it's simply not polite to discuss politics in public, but when people are online all bets are off. Why is it we feel free to say things on the Web that we wouldn't say to someone's face? How does a few strokes of the keys make people less inhibited?

Whether you're online or face-to-face, and whether you lean left/right/or sleep standing up, the rules of civility still apply. Let's face it, there are well-intentioned good people and scoundrels on both sides. And if we're talking actual politicians, there's no one in Washington I fully believe can solve the complex problems of our time. Those kind of people rarely run for office. (Great thinkers seem to run FROM office and all the knock-down drag-out fights that we call campaigns. I know I wouldn't run for office. Not that I'm calling myself a great thinker....)

Do you discuss politics in real life, or is it something you confine to cyberspace? Or do you suck it up and keep it to yourself, like me?


Jennifer Shirk said...

I definitely suck it up! I only really discuss with my hubby and my mom.

Erica Vetsch said...

I don't go all political online. I don't like all the contention.

Jessica Nelson said...

I don't discuss politics online at all but I'm open to conversing nicely in person. :-) I have strong opinions. lol

Georgiana Daniels said...

Jennifer, you have one more person to talk to than me ;)

Erica--I'm with you, don't need the contention!

Jessica, I have strong opinions too. You are very brave to discuss in person!

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CJ Kennedy said...

No politics online or offline.

Georgiana Daniels said...

Good policy, CJ!

Elephant Family said...

Well, since I am completely new to politics I have been discussing IT in order to learn. This is the thing I get really tired of though: "how said message is right/wrong/insane."

Georgiana Daniels said...

You're so right--everyone is so opinionated. It's truly a sacred cow for many people!

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