There I said it. I … hate … myself.
What could bring this bold and public statement about? There are so many options, but yes, you’re right, it’s because of that.
If you saw my last post, you’ll know that I’m hooked.
For months now I have been telling myself that I would not succumb. I would be strong and recognize the folly of the thing. I would ignore the articles, the bloggers, the pundits, and the debates. I would read a little just to keep in touch with the substance, and then vote in November 2016.
But I would not be sucked into it.
I would not.
Who was I fooling?
I can’t help myself. I just find this election thing so utterly fascinating, so compelling. So … sickening and disgusting. I can’t help but watch. Others are addicted to Survivor. Dancing with the Stars. America’s Got Talent. The Walking Dead. Me. I’m addicted to watching the San Francisco Giants. And, yes, the train crash that is the American Presidential selection process — which may actually bear some resemblance to The Walking Dead, which I know nothing about except it has something to do with the zombie apocalypse. And if you watch enough, read enough, and think enough about American Presidential politics, I’m sure you’ll get the comparison.
I’m absolutely totally hooked. I’ve got to see what the right wing bloggers are saying about the latest debate, the latest Trump kerfluffle (I mean, seriously, he couldn’t actually suggest to the New Hampshire whacko that the idea of Obama being a Muslim is kind of a dead issue?). I have to see what the left wing bloggers are saying in response. I read voraciously about the tos and fros of the whole thing and it never seems to be enough.
I’m thrilled with Bernie Sanders (more on that at some later point, but I’ll just say now that it is because of my undying idealism), disgusted by almost everybody else.
And in the last couple of days something has happened that reveals the depths of my problem.
I have willingly …
Picked up my TV remote …
And in an effort to see what somebody, anybody is saying about what happened each day …
Turned on Fox News.
The election is still almost 14 months away.
Stage an intervention.
Save me from myself.