So I tried to make a joke by making a ridiculous, contradicting political claim. I tried doing this by mushing together liberal/conservative/republican/democrat and saying that they (as if all of these different groups were the same) would create a dictatorship/communist/fascist society.  Funny because so many of those things are polar opposites, right?  Well, except that apparently "Libertarian" is NOT a synonym for "liberal".  Oops.  So I very nearly offended someone who thought I was ripping on conservatives. I did offend her until I explained that I got the wrong word. Man, I fail! I tried to make a joke about political ignorance and ended up showing it instead.

I need to have someone like Inigo Montoya to always check what I'm typing and say, "That word - I do not think it means what you think it means."

I should just never talk about politics.  Personally I used to think I was Democrat until I realized I have a lot in common with Republicans, and I've been confused ever since. But in my opinion both sides can be massive idiots. Maybe a dichromatic system is too black and white for me. So I don't know what I am anymore.  I'm so confused by political jargon, that if it weren't for America's emphasis on WWII in history class, I might have ended up in the National Socialist German Workers' Party or some crazy thing. 

I guess I'll just either a) stay out altogether or b) overdose on some sort of psychedelic drug that will permanently put me into a comatose state of My Little Pony hallucinations. That's a solid plan, right?  If anyone knows how to raise my chances of success with plan b, let me know.
2 Responses
  1. April Says:

    Oh, man, I feel your pain. I get confused too. I don't think there's a clear line anymore. Well, I guess there is but it seems like everyone's so radical one way or the other. no one's in the middle anymore. I think I am...but I am not politically savvy. Though I enjoy talking politics, I don't know what I'm talking about. LOL

  2. Dae Dreams Says:

    Haha. Yeah, I enjoy diving into it a little bit, especially when there's something to rabble over. But I really don't understand all of the stupid terms they keep coming out with. I think they are meant to intentionally be confusing! Never again will I complain about misinformed voters or political speakers - unless they are REALLY making an obvious mistake, or should know better. It's just way too confusing, and I'm sure that certain people have done their best to make it that way. Personally, I think I could only base my politicalness on individual issues. I find I can't fit into a group because of that. I can't do all or nothing!

    Man, politics suck. :P And to think that the most recurring thing people have said to me is "You should be a politician."