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Any other members on here who are apolitical?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by BlueMonday, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. BlueMonday

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    What with the discussions about Trump, BLM, elections, this and that going on in here, I have one question. Am I the only one who doesn't give the slightest darn about politics? To put it in the nicest way possible, I just don't care.
     
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    I can't fathom not caring. Politics affect everyone's life.

    Not caring about a single issue, sure. Not caring about anything at all? Seems like a callous indifference to other peoples' suffering surely.
     
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    Well when people have voted for the lessor of two evils for decades now, and your only option is a lying cheating crook or a lying cheating crook... It does seem to be hard to care.
     
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    BLM isn't about politics though, it's about human lives and human suffering.

    You can't not care about politics but pretend to care about human lives, as a gay man yes I do find it worrying you don't care though it is your choice.

    Politics affect everyone, gay folks, minorities, disable folks, women, the elderly, it affects minorities and vulnerable individuals MOST, so if you genuinely don't care I would ask yourself why, and why you think this is in any way a good thing?

    Good on you for not caring, most of us don't have that privilege I guess?
     
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    In saying you don't care about politics, you are effectively saying you don't care about yourself or anyone else. I'm sorry, but it's true. Whether we like it or not, politics affects everything about who we are, where we are, what we can do and what we cannot do. It's true from the moment we are born until the moment we die and it can actually determine when and how we die. Politics is an inescapable fact of life... life is politics, politics is life.

    Taking an interest in politics doesn't require you to become a card carrying party member or flag waving activist, it just requires you to engage - in life and do this small thing every so often, called voting.
     
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    I get what you mean. Sometimes I feel bad about it, I don't think it's possible to fully disconnect from politics, but I don't feel a sense of loyalty to one side or the other...it often feels as though I'm picking out of the lesser of two evils. Occasionally I've voted but not out of any sort of passion for that party, in fact I'm cynical of their overly ambitious plans (that probably aren't sincere) and I don't like their past positions (and possibly current positions) on certain subjects but when the other options aren't great either then that puts in me in something of a bind.

    My family likes to joke that if you want to be a politician, you probably shouldn't be. I'm not heartless, but I do feel powerless and that makes me want to switch off. That we're all just metaphorically applying plasters to a bullet-hole. I don't have any solutions (hence my hesitancy to voice my concerns) and I know that any ones given will eventually be twisted into something else. Be dragged down in jargon and lose sight of what it set out to do. Progress is being made though. I completely understand wanting to tune out and live in a world of your own.
     
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    I don't pay attention to politics unless someone shoves it in my face. In terms of what's going on with BLM, I have opinions on it. I like to see all sides of every problem presented. I tend to keep such things to myself because most people I know can be extremely opinionated and refuse to see things from another perspective other than their own.
     
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    I was imagining to start a similar thread today. :slight_smile:)
    I used to follow news and politics since I was a kid! In recent years I spent much time on the Internet, Fighting/debating with those Islamists who are ruling. It was too time-wasting and also dangerous.
    I was literally addicted to news and stuff.

    But I am proud to say I quit reading political news/tweets/etc completely since a few months ago. That was one of the best decisions I've made in my life.

    Maybe I have some limit opinions on politics. But I'm beyond fed up with spending time on it.

    Now that I've quit it, I have much more free time to do the things I really love. Also, When I see other family members and friends pay so much attention to political stuff, I feel satisfying even more that I am free of it.
     
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    Honestly, up until Trump and Brexit, I really didn't care. I didn't vote and didn't feel too strongly about anything. Also, I was still in school and didn't really see how any of the things would directly effect me.

    Especially now, it's so hard not to notice the domestic and international issues we are having now and which leaders stand for what I believe in, and which do not.
     
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    Disliking both major parties is not being 'apolitical'. On the contrary that's a pretty engaged political opinion to have.
     
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    Political action is required if you wish to live by "love thy neighbor". In the U.S.A., many dreamer children, young children brought by and young children born in America of immigrants, do not have the rights of citizens. Being political, enables one to be compassionate for others. When someone says they are apolitical, I wonder if they are sincere about caring for others. I doubt that this caring forum site is guided by an apolitical concenus.