Fed Up With Political Texts? You’re Not Alone.
This morning, I’m going to tell you the truth. I’m not going to let political texts — the kind of messages that bombard our brains every single day — get under my skin. And I’m going to tell you why.
It’s true, it’s true. Political texts make me angry. They make me sad to see how many people in my life have become so angry at me for things they’ve witnessed or for things they’ve done or for reasons they don’t understand and how they have now turned on me. And I wish I could just turn off the texts, but the more I read the more I’m going to get, and sometimes not at all, and I’m not going to let it take away from my ability to understand the world around me. Because the idea that I could actually just dismiss political texts as just a waste of air is, quite frankly, scary to me. I’m not ready to say goodbye. So here’s my truth:
Texts are an important part of political communications, especially campaigns, and political campaigns are especially important because of the way they are conducted. Campaigns have to be run, and campaigns have to be staffed, and campaigns have to be funded. And campaigns have to be held in the highest regard by the media, and they have to be held in the highest regard by the voters, too. And campaigns have to be held in the highest regard by everybody else in the world, but especially by our representatives who represent us in congress. Because that’s what we do. We hold them accountable. And it’s important for them to hold us accountable. And it’s even more important that they hold us accountable for who we are, and for how we act and how we behave. And if they don’t hold us accountable, then we hold them accountable. And I’ve been holding them accountable. And I think they’re doing a good job. They have to do a good job or else we can’t be held accountable. It’s more important to us to be held accountable than to not be held accountable.
And that’s why, and this is what I