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?
Ordinary People — Awesome God — Edward Kimball
10 hours ago