As many of you know, it's an election year! The air is filled with excitement and strain as we all try to cram our political views down each other's throats. Yet something is amiss this election year. The excitement for voting for your candidate of choice has turned into fear that if you don't a much worse option will take their place. It's not even really about what your political party stands for anymore, it's mostly just because the other seems to be that much worse.
Well, I'm here to give you some great news folks! None of them are good choices! You already knew that though. So why are our politics so FUBAR right now? That's not an easy question to answer. However, I do have an idea as to why our political climate is so volatile right now. Like so many things in life, it has to do with the internet.
Yes the internet, a series of tubes that can be both wonderful and horrific at the same time, has a lot to do with why everyone is so afraid of this election. There's more to it than that obviously, but it's a big influence in how we vote and what we believe. John Oliver recently did a piece on Scientific Studies, and why they're all the rage right now. In this wonderful piece of journalism he notes that even TV pundits acknowledge it's more about picking and choosing which ones you want to believe in.Read More