I have been very, very quiet since Trump took office. Why? Well because the prospect of a Trump presidency made me tired. I grew weary of all politicians from both sides of the aisle and the complexion of the political landscape in this country. The state of the political landscape was and still is in my opinion bleak and terribly one-sided.
As a Conservlatarian, I’m prone to the same attitude that most “journalists” pre-political talking heads are leftists and liberals and don’t give conservative-libertarian ideas the consideration they deserve. This is as much a problem with the process as it is the way most people view the world today and their position in it.
Christian Republicans have ceded their place in the political world for decades, rather than fight for their place in the process and the arena of political ideas, they have preferred to stay above the political fray. Unfortunately, that is,(in my humble opine), what has given us the current dismal state of our political arena today. I along with others have become apathetic because I just can’t stand to hear the same tired blah, blah, blah from both sides. I can’t even watch the news anymore because I’m not sure if what I’m getting is the scoop or someones take on the scoop. And no, I don’t watch Fox News either, but then I don’t watch any cable “news” programming, most of it gives me a migraine.
I have long been of the opinion that conservatives need to use the Alinsky tactics as the left has so astutely done for years. What encourages me is that most of my “young” friends and family have taken to the Libertarian world-view and while not perfect it is an improvement to the modern day younguns’ proclivity to Socialism and leftism.
Before I’m labelled a hater or denier, I do not hate nor disagree whole cloth to leftist/ progressives or whatever they label themselves today in regard to their ideas and stances on subjects, although I most often find that I am to the right of their views after careful consideration of the facts.
Even though I voted for Trump, I am not a Trumper,(literally cannot stand the man), and I would have gladly voted for a libertarian candidate if they had put up a viable candidate. However, in the two-party system that we are saddled with in our country’s modern politics, it is more of a wasted vote to vote outside of the standard “R” or “D.”
I personally think we should all re-read George Washington’s farewell address in its entirety and take his somber warning about the two-party system to heart.