If you haven't noticed (and I'm sure you haven't) I haven't been commenting much these days. I do read my favorite blogs, but just haven't had much to say. The political climate is such that it's really beginning to affect people's morale - at least that's what I'm seeing.
There has got to be an answer to this negativity - but each side sees what they want to see. Truth doesn't really matter anymore. It can be spun in any direction. Winning is all... no matter the cost.
If the truth be known I believe that most of us basically want the same things... but have different ideas about how to go about it. I've never been 'into politics'... being from the South we were taught to never talk politics or religion (or finances for that matter) - at least this is what I came away with from my childhood. We always voted, but kept how we voted to ourselves. In today's political climate, I would think this is good advice. How I vote is my personal choice...
I will say that I think debate between the candidates is a good thing. And if people on the street want to debate, that's fine. What I don't condone is people thinking they have a right to push their reasons and opinions on another person who hasn't asked for their advice. And I have to wonder why some people feel that they know the facts and the other people don't. IMO, it all comes down to interpretation of the 'facts'. It's as useless as people saying, '' a fact is a fact".... or the issue is either black or white (old expression - has nothing to do with race - at least as far as I know). As I've gotten older, I've come to the conclusion that very few things are black or white.... most are grey.
Again, this is not a political post.... just has to do with the political climate. It makes me sad because in general I have always been a more or less optimistic person, but these days everyone seems so full of venom that it's hard to find the good. It's win at any cost. Is this what we've become?
Sorry if I offended anyone by this vent. But I really dislike the way things are going and am beginning to think that we're heading for real trouble if this continues to escalate.
Now... I'm going back to my sculpting! (It calms me) Here's a pic of my work space at the moment: