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I’ve noticed from my interactions on Facebook that Conservatives are very willing to talk and debate ideas. While on the other hand Liberals are more likely to laugh at the idea, talk down, or not make it worth their time.

I’m wondering if others have had this same experience. I think it’s because a lot of liberal ideas are emotion and utopia based, where as many conservative ideas are more rooted in application.

I do want to say that I don’t know what I’m talking about. I don’t quite know what I identify as- “liberal”, if I had to guess, but when I interact with conservatives online, they make some points. I don’t know enough to argue, so I usually just try to listen or ask questions and learn as much as I can about either side but like I said earlier, liberals usually aren’t as forthcoming with thier ideas, usually assuming that you’re either already on board or that ship has left. I think it’s “sexy” to some people to be associated with ideas or a movement. And with social media as polarizing as it is, if you don’t know how to feel, you are part of the problem.

I think Chris Rock said it best in one of his specials. He said something to the effect of, “No one is 100% one thing. Anyone that makes up their mind before they hear the issue is a fool. There are some things I’m liberal about and other things I’m conservative about. Crime. I’m conservative. Prostitution. I’m liberal”. Shout out to Chris, but I think in this day and age, nuance isn’t sexy (especially not in the news). We are the generation of texts, vines and Snapchat. Our attention spans seem to be getting shorter, and with that the news has become more polarizing.

I started this thinking I was going to make a post for Facebook,but realized I’m not that person. Maybe I’ll repost this, if anyone will read it. On some subliminal level, I feel like talking to real people is the best way to form opinions. Articles can be skewed, corrected, have agendas…all kinds of things. Plus, I don’t know those people. It’s the same reason I don’t like or listen to Rotten Tomatoes film reviews. I dont know those people and they don’t know me. So why would I take their advice on a movie I might really enjoy? I know I’m young, and will probably grow out of these ideas, but when you feel inspired for “Here’s The Thing”, you let it flow.

I’m just a stereotype of a black male misunderstood, but it’s still all good.

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