When it comes to things that don’t well together, I think that sushi and frozen yogurt top the list (and yes, I’ve tried it). It’s followed by electricity and water, adolescent girls and Facebook (go back to MySpace and please leave Google+ alone!), and Asian people and Honda Civics…wait, maybe I’ve got that last one wrong.
One more thing to the list: politics and conservatives. Now that most of you have stopped reading, because politics and blogs freak people out worse than Janet Jackson’s nipples and the shocked face of Justin Timberlake, let me explain.
There are plenty of social issues that are great causes, albeit perhaps powered by religious zeal or financial gains. From both sides of the fence, you have pro-life/pro-choice movements, marriage rights, social justice enactments, and a whole lot more.
While many of you will disagree with me, I think that politics is not a place for social-pressured movements. First of all, politics is a scary mess. USA Today recently reported that America is sick of the disagreeing between party lines. Really? It took us over 230 years to get to that point? Second, it doesn’t work. You name a major cause that either party took a stance on, and normally the religious side loses (i.e abortion). Thirdly, politics typically leads to embarrassment, specifically for Christians. I’m going to tread on dead grass, but did George W. Bush really help the Christian cause by claiming he could bring peace to the Middle East (something that is documented multiple times) as a Christian man (who should believe that Christ brings the final peace)? And for those that want to tell me he did, I like to point out that many stats prove the opposite: more die per capita per day in Iraq today then they did under Saddam Hussein. Okay you win Christians, less Christians die per day. Because that’s what it’s all about.
But on a less serious note, I want to poke fun at California and the conservative partiesthat reside there. Riverside County Board Member Jeff Stone recently tried to push a meeting that would (in his hopes) let Southern California secede from the state (exception being LA county and some of the beach counties – go figure) and become the 51st state of America. One of his biggest reasons was the education system is flawed and needs help, while in general the state doesn’t know what they are doing because it is run by liberals, a lesser level of humans apparently.
The best thing about education arguments is that you can look at the books. Historically speaking, conservatives (rich, spoiled people) tend to vote down and deny any measures that raise taxes. I’m not sure they are aware, but education is provided for by the state. Part of one of the many great things are nation did right early on. So, historically speaking, conservatives tend to say no to tax raises, and as expected, funding doesn’t go up…and that leads to a lack of funding for education. That’s just one prime example of conservative “logic” that is anything but “logical.”
I might as well just admit it that I’m a moderate liberal. I’m not some ignorant on any issue, and I love that I go to a school that loves to argue with me but fails to listen to my ideas…because I’m apparently lesser human by not being a big supporter of George W. Bush, the Republican party, and in favor of equal rights and taxation that is equal instead of lopsided on the nonexistent middle class.
I could go on and tell you that yes, I am pro-life (with clauses), and no, I’m not anti-gay. In fact, I’m for gay marriage (shocker!). I could also go on to tell you I’m a Christian, but apparently my ideologies in voting doesn’t translate to that equaling up in Christian “logic.” So forgive me, I’m a heathen sinner destined for the pit of hell.
Anyways. I think I’ll tick to the hokey pokey – cuz that’s what it’s all about.