The Art of Not Taking Sides
I don’t take any sides on the conflicts between others. I give everyone their fair share of attention. I don’t agree entirely with Right or Left. I believe both sides have their great qualities and good ideas while having really illogical ideas. So, do I agree entirely with what others have said about Rhyd or what Rhyd has said about his detractors? No. I reiterate the fact that I do not know any of the writers personally nor what they hold in their hearts. I follow G&R and Rhyd Wildermuth as well as other spectrum opinions simply because you get the whole story of human politics. Only having one side of the issue or idea is the act of being close minded. If what others say fills you with rage and how dare they do that to you, then you’re not as open minded as you believe. You’re being intolerant. I enjoy reading the thoughts of others and being secure in what I believe in it doesn’t fill me with rage. I can watch Wild Bill for America on Youtube with serenity and not be angered by some of his nonsensical beliefs. I can read Richard Dawkins works on atheism and not be angered by his assumption that people who believe in deity are morons. This is the world we live in where varying ideas along the political spectrum exist and will always exist. Capitalism will never fall as long as people want to create businesses and profit off of them. Socialism will never go away as long as people feel oppressed by a system. So, we preach coexistence with the other faiths, why not apply that to the political ideologies that exist and will always exist? About time to evolve, don’t you think?
So come what may in the realm of political and religious discourse, I will never take a side. Occasionally I will play Devils Advocate, but that’s entirely different than taking a side. It’s moving a conversation along by positing a hypothetical into the fray. Call me a coward, a collaborator, so be it. You don’t know me.