Negativity

While getting closer and closer to the midterm elections, political advertisements seem to be taking over all media. You can’t turn on the TV, radio, or even the Internet without being hounded by these insidious snippets intended to sway our way of thinking.

I particularly dislike the overwhelming negativity of these advertisements.

I don’t like the mudslinging, the anti-Trump/antiwhite/anti-America/anti-capitalism/anti-apple pie/anti-every-fukkin’- thing rhetoric that is shoved down my throat every time I turn on a device that connects me to the outside world.

I already know that shit is wrong. When I want to hear from a political candidate is what they’re actually going to do to try and fix things and what they intend to fix while in office. Don’t give me that bullshit, “I’m going to improve education”, and “I’m going to provide medical services to everyone”. Tell me how you intend to do things and tell me where the money is going to come from and I might listen.

I want the people who are supposed to represent my interests to actually represent my interests. I want to see people who are for things not against things. I want people who want to make things truly better, not just follow a political agenda. Socialism only makes things better for the people at the top. Capitalism, while not being perfect, at least gives the opportunity to make things better for anyone.

Capitalism has made the standard of living better for nearly everyone in the world. Medicine, water quality, housing, and food production have all improved through capitalism. In my opinion capitalism has done more to improve the human condition than anything else. So, needless to say, I expect a politician who represents my interests to be a capitalist.

I think that it’s time that we as a nation become more positive in our attitude and a lot less negative. We need to tell people what we are for, not what we are against. We need to work to build things up, not tear things down. We need to build things, create things, make things better than they were before. In a political advertisement I don’t want to hear what’s wrong with your opponent, I want to hear what is right with you.

That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

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