There are no politics allowed for discussion at any family gatherings that I have regardless what their political affiliations are, and thankfully most of them hold the same beliefs as I however nothing spoils any type of get-together than talking politics (same goes for religion too). If you cannot abide by these rules you get the proverbial time-out and given a second chance, however after that you are asked to leave – period. There’s enough strife in any family or group of friends the way it is and best to avoid issues like this and try to stick to positive conversation. Besides I don’t think anyone ever really convinced the other person how right they were and how wrong you are no matter how much sense it makes. Haven’t seen it happen yet, people are entitled to their own beliefs, just leave them to your self and enjoy the best you can with family and friends. Political divides are nothing new, they have been going on forever, however this current administration has the ability to magnify these issues far better than ever thanks to having such a controversial president, or whatever you want to call him.
truthfully….. I would rather eat with friend instead of family…
When my brother and his wife visited from Alabama, I said absolutely no talk of politics. Later, when he tried to say something political…I stopped him and told him to remember the rule. We had a wonderful visit. It was much nicer to talk about growing up in the 50s and 60s and end the visit still liking each other.
I’d eat alone before that. At least I’ll keep my food and my blood pressure down.
It’s a cop out to ignore an opportunity to shed some light into the life of a person who lives in the Faux Bubble. Granted, it needs to be friendly and gentle, because reality is a huge leap for them. Just about where in rural America you can’t get much reality, and the talk radio is even more insane. A lot of the people who are in the Faux bubble would really have to put out some serious effort to get any contact with reality, while they are constantly bombarded with conservative propaganda. And, the people they have coffee with, go to church (or the bar) with etc are dealing with the same situation. That means that real people that they know and trust are backing up what they are getting from the propaganda machine. Unless you are a really intelligent, involved person, you are going to accept the world you see, unaware that it has been paid for and organized by people who are working against your best interests. To ignore the fact that they are being used in this way is like eating turkey with someone who has plague symptoms and failing to mention it to him for fear of hurting his feelings.
When what’s his face was elected? president, my brother called me and my wife and told us not to talk about the election at Thanksgiving dinner because his F.I.L. supported him. Therefore, I find strip to be very true!
I got it covered! The few left in my family all live in another state. That’s just peachy with me!
We announce at the beginning dinner, “NO POLITICS” and it’s seems to work so far…..LOL
Um; where are all the cell phones, tablets, etc. etc. ?
Truly an alternate universal.
Divided AMERICA…….. you think!