Recently I joined a few conservative pages on Facebook. Admittedly, it was so that I could share my videos on there in hopes to net a wider audience. However, what I’ve seen is that most of the people on these pages are incoherent, thoughtless, ignorant morons who spout hateful rhetoric and demonize literally everything on this planet that they aren’t. I truly believe that the only political opinion a rational, realistic and logical human being can possess is moderate. Somewhere in the middle is where all sane humans will find themselves eventually, things will push people left or right, but common ground and unity will always be the goal for all of the normal human beings in the world. The dichotomy of bipartisan politics is crumbling. Polarization is not good for the country.
On these conservative pages literally every post is some form of slander and attack, and the worst part is it’s VERY RARELY towards Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. Usually, it is towards Republican candidates or senators. KASICH IS AN EVIL LIBERAL, even though he’s a moderate conservative. RUBIO IS OBAMA 2.0 HE’S BOUGHT AND PAID FOR HE’S CORRUPT, even though he hates the Senate, has already stated he won’t be running for reelection in the senate, and has only recently gotten big donations from the big corporations, meanwhile still holds all the same values. TED CRUZ IS A CANADIAN HE CAN’T BE PRESIDENT IT’S PROVEN AS FACT DON’T DARE DISAGREE WITH ME, even though it obviously isn’t proven and genuinely doesn’t matter after Obama anyway. TRUMP IS IN THE POCKET OF THE CLINTON’S HE’S GOING TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY, even though there is literally no tangible evidence of this.
Most of it is completely fabricated, all built to tear down someone great, all consumed and regurgitated by conspiracy theorists and ignorant lunatics. It is such a strange concept, spending more time defaming the people who are trying to save the country rather than the people who are trying to destroy it. These are the people who give conservatism a bad name, these are the people who ruin the credibility of people like me, these are the people who make liberals believe that all conservatives are simply mindless, thoughtless, hateful drones. These people are just as moronic and ignorant as the people who comment on my videos calling me a retard, and it triggers my misanthropy. It’s easy for me to disregard the drones of the left, but the right is supposed to be where I feel comfortable, where I feel righteous. The drones of the right are no different, I’ve seen it more and more on these groups and I can’t stand it. It’s honestly worse than the far left drones because these drones are discrediting extremely valid and logic political opinions while the far left drones are simply purveying extremely invalid and illogical political opinions that the entirety of the left has.
Crab mentality, sometimes referred to as crabs in the bucket, is a phrase that describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase “if I can’t have it, neither can you.” The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs. Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the pot, but instead they grab at each other in a useless “king of the hill” competition which prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise. The analogy in human behavior is sometimes claimed to be that members of a group will attempt to negate or diminish the importance of any member who achieves success beyond the others, out of envy, conspiracy or competitive feelings. This term is broadly associated with short-sighted, non-constructive thinking rather than a unified, long-term, constructive mentality.
This is the current mindset of many conservative human beings in America. I’m not sure if it’s a majority of conservatives or a minority, but this has got to stop. It’s bad enough that conservatives refuse to have common ground and unity with liberals, but the fact that you refuse to have common ground and unity WITHIN YOUR OWN GROUP is just complete insanity. The human race has degraded so much, how have we gotten this far and yet still we have so many petulant irrational people so eager to fling shit at each other rather than have civil, logical discourse? God forbid we take the time to empathize with what the other person is thinking, god forbid we try to figure out why the other person feels the way they do, god forbid we try to articulate our opinions or feelings to other people in a way that doesn’t involve accusations, cursing, insults and assumptions.
The next time you’re disagreeing with someone, try to figure out why they feel the way that they do. Try to sympathize and empathize with them, try to find common ground. Because common ground is what we as human beings need to find, now more than ever. I’m sick of this idea that all moderate conservatives are simply trying to pander to the left and vice versa. Back here in reality, moderation is extremely important in any train of thought, way of life, or partisan opinion. We as human beings are not so inherently different that we can not find common ground, compromise, and unity. We deserve these things, the human race has gone so far and to see where it is today is thoroughly depressing. Maybe if we all spent less time attacking each other and more time… I don’t know, trying to be nice to each other? The world would be a better place. There would be less anger, less hate, less violence. I know I am guilty of it as well, don’t let it seem like I am preaching here. Everyone is guilty of it, but if we all just put it in our own minds that we should argue less and debate more, then we’d all be better off and I strive for that every day.
Be good to your neighbor, not because they are your neighbor, not because they are from the same town as you, not because they speak the same language, not because they are the same race, not because they are from the same country, not because they share political opinions, societal opinions, or cultural opinions… But simply because they are a human being, you are a human being, we are human beings and we as human beings share a duty to enhance rather than degrade, to be beneficial rather than detrimental, to lift rather than drag.