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 Blue Drip

Well, election day has come and gone, and there was no “blue wave”. Sadly, there was a “blue drip”, and thanks to wealthy suburban white women, millennials, and those that vote based on their skin color, we can all look forward to 2 years of ramped up investigations, obstruction, resistance, and stagnation.

There are a couple of lessons to be learned from the midterm election results. One – if you’re a republican/Bushite/neocon and you didn’t embrace and defend Trump, you lose.  Two – democrat voters will vote based completely on race and Trump-hatred, without any clue about what their chosen candidate has in store for them.

It’s early, but so far only the community-organizer/Wisconsin native Stacey Abrams – the democrat gubernatorial candidate for Georgia – has refused to concede an obvious loss. My guess is she’ll cry “racism!” and demand to keep counting until the state DNC finds several forgotten boxes of uncounted votes that all go democrat. Abrams is truly a cancer in Georgia politics, and everyone reading this should be very afraid that she has even come close. She, along with Andrew Gillum in Florida, are the embodiment of running on racism and hate, Reverend Jeremiah Wright-style.

Stacey Abrams – GA Democrat for Governor

There is much talk about “working across the aisle” and “wanting unity” from voters when asked about what motivated their vote. To be quite honest, I find this attitude naïve, childish, and frankly stupid. There will be none of that crap. We don’t live in an America that does that anymore, and the reason isn’t “incivility on both sides”, it’s that one side wants to destroy, or let’s say “fundamentally transform” the country into a communo-socialist sh!thole, and the other wants to keep their culture and rule of law while holding a job, saving some money, and raising their kids. Can you guess which one of these groups is more motivated to march, protest, organize, and resist?

It’s not all bad news. It’s pretty historic that the democrat party didn’t sweep the House and the Senate. Trump’s power in the Senate has likely increased, and the democrat margin of victory in the House is pretty narrow.  So, it looks good for court nominees and avoiding impeachment, but it looks really bad for any new tax cuts, the wall, or any meaningful legislation. Expect the democrats to act as if their narrow margin is some kind of biblical mandate to assume as much power as they can get their dirty little hands on.

The truth is we’re going to have to see what happens over the next few weeks. There is a few months before power technically shifts, and during this time we’ll all see and hear what the left has in store for us. I am admittedly a pessimist, but I’ll give you my best-case scenario for the next two years: Hopefully Pelosi and the left will expose themselves as the fools and buffoons they truly are, and devolve even further into the black hole of identity and tribal politics, as well as into the madness of the college campus. Worst case : The street theatre and anarchist resistance of the left and the deep state elevates to an unsustainable level and America falls into open civil conflict – either on par with 1968, or God forbid, 1861. I guess we will all see what happens soon enough.

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” – Winston Churchill