So, I was reading this morning where people are calling for a boycott of this season’s Dancing with the Stars because former White House Spokesman, Sean Spicer is one of the contestants. REALLY? Come on people don’t we have more important things to worry about than this?
I mean the real travesty here is that we have now gone through 28 seasons of a show and they actually call these people stars. But that’s not the purpose of this post, I digress.
At some point we as Americans have got to stop getting butt-hurt over silliness like this. The political left preaches inclusiveness, that is until someone who disagrees with them speaks out or gets recognized or God forbid dances on a silly TV show.
It’s all good and nice to tout how inclusive you are, but if you are going to talk the talk, at some point you have to walk the walk and understand not everyone sees things the same way you do….. and either accept it or get over it but stop the cry-baby crap and move on!
If we as Americans are going to really be inclusive, we have got to start accepting differing viewpoints, it doesn’t always have to be our way or no way. That isn’t what our country was built on, but it certainly is what our country is being torn apart by.
And you folks on the right, don’t get all puffed chest because I called out the left on this one. You are just as bad, you will boycott a brand, burn an album and turn your back on one of your own so fast it will make one’s head swim. All it takes is a simple disagreement with what you believe at the moment and BAM, they are dead to you. (Ironically, sometimes the folks you turn against really are dead.)
Do we not all see the lunacy of this? We have become a nation of butt-hurt folks walking around just looking to be offended by the next person who speaks out, has a differing opinion or heaven forbid straps on a pair of dancing shoes.
It’s time we started acting like Americans again, not political parties. Grow up, understand that we are at our best when we work together and LISTEN to each other.
There isn’t anything wrong with having a difference of opinion, what IS wrong is when we won’t even allow the other side to express it. Who know’s maybe if we listened more and got offended less we might all find solutions to the issues in our world that really matter.
And that my friends is the end of my tantrum…. y’all go back to pouting now!