I hate politics, I really do. Until today, I didn’t even know what it meant and I looked it up. It basically means “the art and science of government”. Really? I don’t see anything artistic or scientific about any kind of government entity.
I originally wrote this article on March 19, 2007, and my opinions haven’t changed. I’ve updated it to reflect exactly what I think — as of today.
I’ll be honest; I can’t tell you the difference between a Republican and a Democrat or a liberal and a conservative, other than what someone else has defined them as. I once took one of those online tests to determine where I stood in politics and it came back with “centrist”, whatever the hell that means.
Whenever someone starts talking to me about politics, the little voice in my head tells me, “Let’s get away from this person”. I’m serious. I would rather bounce my head against a brick wall or chew on rocks. I don’t know why people insist that I listen!
When I go to visit a website, especially when it’s a personal site, I do not expect to be assaulted by politics. I can handle almost anything else, including horrible videos on YouTube. I think there should be a rule or something that if you’re going to devote every other article to politics that you have a banner at the top of your page that says something to indicate it’s all about politics so that I can be on my merry way and find another place to visit.
The unfortunate part about all this is that even I, the politics-hating person that I am, can get suckered into playing along in the politics game. When that happens, I am incredibly furious with myself for being so gullible. I’m not talking about voting for a political candidate; I’m talking about the act of talking about it. I can deal with a simple opinion being asked of me, but please do not ask me to elaborate further. Politicians make me want to vomit. As I have always said, there are four kinds of liars: Liars, damn liars, lawyers and politicians. If there were to be survivors of a nuclear holocaust, it would be the politicians, not the cockroaches.