Letter writer: Let’s cool our political jets

Graphic by Lori Deaton

All of us Democrats, progressives, Green Partiers, Libertarians, anarchists, etc., who have been incessantly propagandizing with what we believe are undebatable facts are allowed — nay, ordered — to only listen to the incredible political cacophony screaming everywhere.

We are not allowed to call even one person naïve or ill-informed, cowardly, immoral, etc., ad nauseam, ad infinitum. Be it face to face, cyberspace or phone-banking wankering.

That especially  applies to us mainstream Democrats who think Bernie busters, Green thrusters and all other alternatives are ensuring President Adolf Trump.

And this especially  applies to us Bernie busters, Green thrusters and all other alternatives who think Hillary supporters are hopelessly compromised, are choosing the licentious lesser of two horrendous evils and haven’t paid even sentient attention.

Breath. Relax. Listen. Give ourselves a much-deserved break. Go the beach and glisten with glycerine cisterns of steamy beach books and long, longing ocean looks. If you can afford it. Or instead go lie in bed and eat exotic bread and sip Rhine wine until the blue cool descends from these Blue Ridging niches to nature’s fabulous mountain glitches. The cacophony will go just as loudly on without us.

Then we can return refreshed and ready to climb on 50 charging high horses and yell a hundred devastating what-fors to our sister and brother Democrats, liberals, leftists and what’s left of the Independents.

It’s also remotely possible that we would have learned something by listening and waiting and not debating.

Maybe that our positions aren’t unequivocally, absolutely, 110 percent right and everyone else’s 1,000 percent wrong. Maybe enough to communicate just a tad respectfully with those who disagree with wondrous us. Maybe we’ll see these are all tough choices, and our trembling decisions about them are made in fear-and-loathing clothing about what unspeakable horrors – or delirious happinesses – lie in the too-near future, which is portentously forming all around us as we don’t speak. “But this future may be total hell if we don’t endlessly yell!” So be it.

But yes, if the wrong candidate gets elected, we can start preparing eviscerating “I told you sos” to our new political foes — who were once our old faithful friends. And if World War III ensues after ecological holocaust, we can go to our graves gravely believing that if we’d only spoken up in August we’d have prevented Armageddon. But maybe not.

— Bill Branyon
Asheville

SHARE
About Letters
We want to hear from you! Send your letters and commentary to letters@mountainx.com

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

4 thoughts on “Letter writer: Let’s cool our political jets

  1. Troubled Traveller

    YES!! Mr Branyon. We’d love it if you’d take a break……..

    • Lulz

      It’s really , and I mean really funny that you need an ID plus pass a background check to exercise a right like buy a gun. And wait too if buying a pistol. But to vote? Why no, no ID required there. LOL, the hypocrisy of the left is why they are slowly but surely waking others up to what they represent. And why they are harming themselves more than any candidate ever could. Their stances are one of double standards. One for them, the illegals, the government unions, the rich, and those in the universities. One that bans speech that doesn’t POLITICALLY agree with theirs. And then there’s the people who they view as SUB-HUMAN. Think long and hard about that. There’s no doubt in my mind that these left wingers would kill those they disagree with in a heart beat. And pass laws making it legal to do so.

  2. Lulz

    LOL, all this says is that this RICH liberal can go to the beach whenever. But the guy just doesn’t understand that many of Trump’s supporters actually make up the working class that can’t. They can’t afford it. That’s the problem with the left these days, It’s made up of the buffoons of privilege that support selling out the nation and literally erasing jobs. But let’s like talk about charter schools, that actually affects teachers unions and the reality that they are in fact not doing their jobs, why that’s like evil to the millionth degree.

  3. “Maybe enough to communicate just a tad respectfully with those who disagree with wondrous us.”

    Thank you, Mr. Godwin.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.