This chick? No more politics!
Okay, okay, you think I'm only saying that because my guy lost, or because of the negative attitudes and adverts, or because my liberal friends hijacked my Facebook timeline.*
While those things were certainly annoying, they are not the reason I'm giving up politics.
I'm giving up politics because God has made it VERY clear to me that I'm to follow HIM, not a political agenda.
It was actually like a warm wave washing over me, I felt so relaxed and content in my release of all things political. I eschewed Fox News, CNN, talk radio, and anything political on Facebook and Twitter. The most I've done is scan the headlines to see if there's anything important--and there never is.
I haven't taken the slightest interest in the latest Washington sex scandal, the healthcare debate as it pertains to pizza, or which side will push us off a fiscal cliff. I really don't care. I can't control it, so it can't touch me.
The politicos have led us to believe that we are important in the process, we count, our vote matters.
In truth, it doesn't matter one bit. Not a particle.
Let's face it, the politicians in Washington are after two things: money and power. They care little of what happens to us, and even less about our causes. They USE our pet causes to advance their careers. They don't care about gay marriage or family values or gun rights or entitlements. Maybe they do a bit, but in regards to their careers, they don't. They use those hot button issues to drive voters to the booths so they can keep a steady stream of blood flowing into Washington to satiate their vampire hunger. They need blocks of voters (regardless of issue) to vote for them so that they can do two things: stay powerful and rich.
In a similar vein, one must also reason that the press also benefits from this political warfare. They stay powerful and rich as long as the voting blocks are riled up. MSNBC and Fox News have determined their core markets and have gone after them with a vengeance. While certain personalities on either side of the spectrum may fervently believe in one cause or another or one side or another, what ultimately matters is the money and power they receive from pandering to their audiences. If the winds shifted to cause bank rolls to move in another direction, you'd see them follow suit, too. The press uses the voting block just the same as the politicians.
In the end it really doesn't matter if the Democrats or the Republicans win or lose. It doesn't change my life one iota. Sure, you can argue that the Democrats will turn our country into a socialist regime or the Republicans will set us back socially 50 yrs, but in reality neither of those will happen when their sides win. We'll continue to teeter-totter on the triangle of a governmental system designed to support and encourage averages not fringe elements. Things will change, but that will have more to do with us as a people in our society and daily interactions than what is regulated in Washington.
So, with such little control over things I used to think were so vital, so necessary for our country, I have turned to God. Solely to Him to meet my every need. I worship, pray, and read the Bible instead of delving into the political spectrum. I find His word and His direction so much more appealing and satisfying. It is ultimately God not politics that will change MY world.
*Just kidding liberal fb friends, there was only one person I had to "unfriend" due to the fact she felt my timeline was her personal posting venue. She needed to use her own timeline as her pulpit not mine, so I benevolently gave her that opportunity. The rest of you presented wonderful discourse, and I thank you!