Politics is Poison

Hey Readers,

Politics, used in the singular, is an activity. It’s a rotten, back-stabbing, manipulative activity, but it’s still just an activity.

So why is it so vile?

Why do the people who engage in politics turn so hateful?

It’s poison.

Like viper poison, but to the soul.

Politics is soul poison.

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A subset of the behavior the poison promotes follows:

• Accusations of Greed
• Greed
• Lying
• Name calling
• Blaming
• Manipulation
• Envy
• Hypocrisy
• Increased use of the extended index finger
• Complete disregard for the integrity of one’s commitment

In no specific order.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 18: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama speaks, as First Lady Michelle Obama listens, at a reception for Black History Month, in the East Room of the White House, February 18, 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)
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And it affects different people in different ways. In some it can skyrocket self-righteous smugness. In others it brings out the hate and envy. In still others it twists facial features and grows index fingers, even in septuagenarians. There are thousands of specifics we could site, but that effort would be throwing poison on poison, and right now, we’re feeling a little sick.

So if we ever deviate from topic and focus more on our budding ’Under the Border’ chain of supply stores and our concurrent unicycle journey to eat barbecue with Bernie Sanders, please understand that it’s a way for us to purge some of the poison.

And we will need a purge on a regular basis.

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We don’t know if we’ll survive through this poisoned tangle of awfulness that’s coming. And we sure as hell hope there’s not recount.

Please let there not be a recount.