BJ'S BLOG 11/07/12 "Politics and Social Networking"
Yesterday as everyone knows was Election Day and the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter were flooded with everyone’s political rants and opinions.
A friend of mine posted something that really annoyed me; here is what he said:
“Get out there and vote !! I don't care if you write in dexter Morgan for president Just vote. America has such a bad turn out for voting it is almost embarrassing.
I am voting Ron Paul because I believe him when he talks, I know he would make a difference. And no it's not a wasted vote, because he cant win, no it does not take away votes from other candidates that I would never vote for anyway.
It is my vote for who would be best for what I think the country needs.”
One thing that really bothered me about this is the fact that he told people to vote for a fictional character which is just going to make this process slower.
Another reason this bothers me is because everyone is taking to social networks to blab about their political opinions.
I am so tired of one group of people spewing information about where they stand on a certain subject and then another group fighting back with information disputing it!
I’ve seen this in all aspects of life, not just politics.
It’s like this when we do contract negotiations; one person says to take the deal the other says that the deal isn’t good enough. Or, when you go to two different doctors and one tells you to do one thing because “A” is wrong with you but when you go to the second doctor, he says you should do another thing because “B” is wrong with you.
Wouldn’t it be great if you can get two different people with different view points on a subject and have them sit in a room and explain to you what the best solution to the problem is with actual evidence?
For example, if I’m the patient, I don’t know what is wrong with me and I have two doctors who think differently about what is wrong with me, can’t I have them get into a debate then have someone else rule who is the winner? That makes sense but no one would want to do that!
That’s why the whole process of politics and political posturing in any profession sucks…look if you don’t want to get in the same room with the person who has the opposite viewpoint and put your money where your mouth is…then do us all a favor and shut that mouth!