I specifically watched news channels, that I knew would bash the other side. Funny, I would occasionally watch the media channels that "liked" the other candidate to just fuel my anger of the winning side. Saying, yup, they are stupid, and yup, they are totally uneducated. WOW! Now, I still have my personal beliefs and those won't be discussed here. However, this blog was dedicated to connecting gaps and bridging better communication. I am going to stand up now and say right and wrong is not what politics are about. And, let me repeat, we all have our beliefs, but that shouldn't always lead to disbelief of another opinion.
You see, I was closed minded and very spirited about what I thought was right and not what I believed in. I mean, I always get uneasy when I am corrected by my wife when I believe something to be correct, but when she corrected me it just triggered a very lopsided, warped sense of reality. Just because she was expressing what she believed to be the truth, didn't make her the bad person because I was wrong (she is always right). Quite the contrary-she is just expressing her belief in the truth and not to point the finger at me to express that I am wrong. This is what's wrong with TV/News/Media today. The sudden urge to point the finger, place blame, forget understanding and KNOW (as apposed to insisting) that your side is correct.
I am mostly never right. My wife deserves a lot of credit! We have been together for 20 years and I am just now seeing it. I saw glimpses before, say a couple years ago, but now I see it in everything. Today for example, I thought her cousin's last name was Darcy and not Barcy. She said Barcy, I thought jeez, I am stupid. And hence, this blog post. Ha! Yes! We all go
through these types of struggles, but her purpose in life is to love and cherish me, not to prove me wrong. FOX News and MSNBC needs a Cumbaya Moment too. Bill Maher and Bill O'Rielly need a Pinheads and Patriots beer manifesto. We all just need to get over ourselves and fix the wrongs and stop finding blame. Media based politics will tear this country apart not religion, nor money, nor relationships. It is the blame, shame, trash you game. I say, if you can't stand up to YOU......then, STAY AWAY FROM THE TV. You definitely won't stand up to them, especially if they are feeding fuel to your fire.
This bridge photo is courtesy of NPS.com and is of the Navajo Canyon in Arizona. Sheila and I have crossed this bridge a few times and it is sheer engineering genius. The gorge this bridge gaps is physically deeper than our hatred involved in the left vs. right politics. Soon, our politics and media will be as deep as this gorge. The two bridges over this gorge represent that no matter how deep the gorge, a bridge can still span it. Two sides can come together.