America’s mid-terms are just around the corner, and at a time where political and social upheavals are rampant, there are so many issues through which the battle lines are drawn. You just need to log into social media to see the topics that people are posting about on their Facebook timelines and earnestly tweeting about to see that times have moved on from the era of people Rick-rolling each other and posting cat memes.
Social media has become a vehicle for ideological wars, and through the smoke of the rhetorical artillery shells, there’s a disturbing and perhaps even surprising reality that is emerging.
I have seen the articles and Facebook posts lamenting the past twelve months as a year best forgotten and the collective sighs of relief from the majority have been almost palpable, although of course this is a subjective perspective.
It’s conventional wisdom that the two most divisive topics that should not be mentioned, if you are wanting to avoid disagreement, are religion and politics.
But this blog isn’t a family dinner with your relatives, and I have no problem with starting discussion. And since I’ve already given my thoughts on religion, I figure that in the lead-up to the most publicized election in the world, why not share my thoughts on politics as well?