Do you mind if I rant?
I am totally sick of politics and politicians. They dominate my life and ruin my days. The news is full to bursting with these arses insulting my intelligence on a daily basis.
At the moment, there are two major political stories saturating the news at the moment. I wrote a post about each of them earlier this year.
The first is the American Election. The second is the EU Referendum.
I am absolutely sick of them both. What’s more I am sick of everybody involved, from the media themselves to the politicians involved, from the morons on each side who use anger and outrage as weapons to persuade us to the absolute downright lies and exaggeration that these people use to fool us into putting an X in a little box.
Let me start with the EU referendum, i.e. whether the UK leaves the European Union or not. This referendum affects us all in the United Kingdom and in my opinion this has been one of the dirtiest campaigns I have ever had the misfortune to witness.
Both sides have told blatant lies and issued dire warnings about what would happen if the other side wins. At first, it was funny seeing the depths that these odious people have plummeted to get us to support with their respective causes.
I have done some research myself and I know that they are lying – on BOTH sides.
Here are some examples of the lies and scaremongery we have had to endure (from both sides):
The EU is trying to achieve the same as Hitler – just using different methods.
Leaving the European Union could trigger World War 3.
If we stay in the European Union, migrates will come in and sexually assault our women.
Our economy will collapse if we leave the European Union.
I have avoided watching debates on the television because I hate the people involved and I know that there will be virtually no facts mentioned by either side and that fear-mongering will prevail as well as character assassinations on both sides.
And in America, the knives have been out for months in both camps as we have had to witness so-called political allies stabbing each other in the back. In the UK the Conservative Party is currently having a civil war of Europe but normally, during a general election, all differences are cast aside in favour of the party.
Yet in the United States, we have the Democrat candidates attacking each other and the Republican candidates doing the same thing. Worse, we have to endure it on British television.
I don’t give a shit about the American elections. I’m interested ultimately who wins but that’s about it. I do not want to see the war between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz or the political battles between Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. It seems to take forever and then, just when you’ve had enough, the war escalates as the Democratic candidate takes on the Republican candidate.
My God – how do Americans manage to endure this long drawn out campaign?
I am sick of the European referendum.
I am sick of the American elections.
I am sick of David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and George Osborne.
I am sick of Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.
I am sick of “Brexit”.
I am sick of “Bremain”.
I sick of “facts” that are not facts.
I am sick not hearing the truth.
I am sick of lies.
I am sick of constant television coverage.
I am sick of people falling out based on campaigns of fear.
I am sick of politicians.
I am sick of politics.
I want all of them off my television screens.
They may argue that this is the most important decision we will every make. If that’s the case, why the phark are they misleading everybody with constant lies and no real facts?
People cannot predict the future but politicians of all sides and all countries think they can. Not only do they preach lies to us, they use the future to sway us all by predicting what will happen if we don’t support them.
They make promises – they break them.
They predict the future – they fail.
They tell us facts – the facts are lies.
And I’m sick of it.
I think I need to become an anarchist.
Anyway the best way to finish off a rant is with a little heavy metal, which is quite apt!
I'm glad that's off my chest. Thanks for listening.