How Big Is Your Bubble?

How Big Is Your Bubble?

To be honest, today I had planned to assemble an essay about Jim Acosta and Jeff Sessions, and the blah, blah, blah about what morons they both are. In summation, all I can say about both is good riddance to bad rubbish. Instead, I would like to focus your attention on a larger, more generalized topic. Mainly, how big is your bubble?

What is your “bubble”, you ask? It’s the sphere of influence you have, as well as the ideological, social, historical,and political realm you inhabit.  Whether you’re on the left or in the political middle, and especially if you’reto the right of that, the world around you dictates the size of the “bubble” you inhabit. To the shock and surprise of many, those that find themselves in the center/right category have an enormous bubble compared to those on the left.  Why?

If you’re on the right, you are bombarded with leftist propaganda from every angle. Your entertainment, whether audio or visual, is soaked in the hysterical political views of the left. Those that you have depended upon for your escape from reality have decided to inundate you with their adolescent world-view and “social justice” platform. Even the supposedly right-wing Fox News has a 52% negative coverage rate of the current administration. Everywhere else…..TV, movies, music, video games, social media….is an outlet for radical and destructive progressive philosophies. There is no need to tune into CNN or MSNBC to get the perspective of the left and the democrat party, it is inescapable and unrelenting.

However, if you’re a lefty or progressive, your “bubble” is down-right claustrophobic. Whether you’re a student, journalist, professor, celebrity, city snob, or just a suburban prog, you inhabit a world in which every aspect of life sings in harmony with your political ideas. Every day, every conversation, and every relationship reinforces the narrative that you have swallowed without question…..and all of the corporate media and entertainment you consume does the same. Like a nervous pooch in a “Thundershirt(TM)”, the leftist is warmly embraced by, and ensconced in, their beliefs. How nice it must be to not live in fear of your neighbors, friends, and employers for your ideas, right?

All of this goes to inform my larger point. Ask yourself, “Do I see, hear, and understand those that I disagree with and what informs them?”. “Have I lost perspective?”. “Am I historically informed and able to argue my ideas without demonizing and dehumanizing those I disagree with?”. And most importantly, “Am I exposed to, open to, or even aware of the opinions – whether I find them valid or not – of my political opponents?”. “Have I left any room for agreement or compromise with those I disagree with, and if not, who benefits from that position?”. So again, and finally, I ask you – how big is your bubble?

“Bubble – A place or position that is protected from danger or unpleasant reality….” – Oxford English Dictionary

 

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The Questionable Sessions

A very strong case could be made that without the recusal and inaction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there would be no “Russia investigation”. The only place you would hear the current Mainstream Media narrative of “collusion”….oops, that’s not right anymore….I mean “obstruction”, are the fringe corners of the internet and cable news. The entire theory has less evidence going for it than the assertion that Barry Soetoro….oops again, I mean Barack Obama, wasn’t born in the United States. Regardless, the appointment of Jeffrey B. Sessions III has, by every measure, been an absolute disaster.

You might like Jeff, but I don’t. I realize that many people think he’s a good guy, because he came out early during the ’16 campaign as a Trump supporter. Well, call me paranoid, but when Sessions became the Attorney General – in the 60 seconds before his recusal – I got a bit worried. It’s not that his lifetime, seemingly never-ending career in State and Federal government was that remarkable, it was that he is representative of the kind of “good ole’ boy” Republican of the last century that I do not mourn the passing of. To me, he and many of his former Senate colleagues make the case for term limits, but I digress.

Attorney General Sessions didn’t just irritate with his surprise, and complete, recusal from all things Russia and Hillary, he further chafed everyone’s backside by appointing the corrupt idiot Rod Rosenstein to abuse the office in his stead. What did outstanding guy Rosenstein do before they even changed the letterhead? He put Robert Mueller in charge of an investigation in search of a crime, with a virtually unlimited mandate and no end-date. Well, as everyone knows, you’ve got to do something at work, as surfing the web and watching the clock just won’t cut it. That’s when AG Sessions thought it an absolute imperative to initiate the policy of asset forfeiture, for any criminal offense……..and even better, he reinstated the Federal guidelines for mandatory sentencing instead of using a case-by-case nature. Oh, I nearly forgot, he also has a particular bugaboo for marijuana…..the plant, its users, and any State that has voted to decriminalize or approve it in any capacity. He has directed Federal law enforcement…..you know, the guys we all really, really trust…..to ramp up prosecution in these aforementioned States. So, at least he’s found something to do to occupy himself.

Amidst all of this there are many people out there who believe that this is all a ruse. The main reason for this optimistic appraisal of Sessions is the information released on anonymous internet forums under “QAnon”. QAnon is an alleged high-level person (or persons) that has been providing information about the secret war inside our government’s intelligence communities. The information has been astoundingly accurate – when not provided by an imposter – and it asks multiple series of questions that lead the reader down the path of the Obama administration’s illegal and treasonous activities. Just recently, with the discovery of proven-liar Susan Rice’s email to herself, moments before leaving the White House, QAnon seems to once again be proven correct. Rice’s “we did it by the book” email is a poor attempt to cover the fact that Obama met with his intelligence officials, on his way out of office, to conspire to withhold information from the incoming President and Commander-in-Chief.  In case you didn’t know, that has never happened before…… because it is unconstitutional – like virtually everything Obama did. Anyway, QAnon repeatedly tells us to “trust Sessions”, implying that Jeff is somehow being a super-secret-agent that will eventually leap into this constitutional crisis like a ninja and defeat America’s foes. Well, I’m no “Q”, but I think that’s crap. I think Jeff Sessions is exactly what he seems to be: a feckless, weak, impotent, spineless jerk – who can be solely blamed for the ridiculous Mueller investigation.

I’d love to be wrong about little Jeff Sessions, but I really don’t think I am. I don’t “trust Sessions”, and I don’t think you should either. But hey, maybe all of his seizing of private property, putting American citizens in prison, doing nothing to “sanctuary cities”, and ruining people’s lives for smoking weed will be worth it. Right.

“Good people don’t smoke marijuana” – Jeff Sessions