This Is Me Not Caring About Politics

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This is me not caring about Nike shoes and who their spokesman is. I haven't owned a pair of Nike shoes in many years so I will not be burning them.  :)  I am not worried about who kneels, I turned off the NFL when they brought divisive racial issues into my home and wanted me to pick sides while I was trying to enjoy some entertainment.

I didn't track and comment on anyone's reaction to McCain passing.

I didn't watch any coverage of the circus we call congress trying to decide whether or not to appoint a Judge.

I am not picking sides.  I do feel like pointing out that some of you all are acting like a bunch of puppets reacting and fighting with your friends over some pretty stupid topics.

When everyone is talking about the same topic you are being used in a propaganda war.

Carry on.

@whatsup

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Indeed. These puppets are way more fun to watch.

@whatsup,
When we stop hearing those news, a lot of stupid things and political behaves will deduct! Coz they need attention, that's all they need!

Cheers~

America is hilarious - burning nike shoes - you do realise 98% of the world doesn't give a shit either? - maybe you are turning unamerican!

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That's weird. I haven't heard about anybody talking about anything.

I buy my shoes from a local cobbler. They cost a little bit more but man are they a ton better than the mass Market kind you can buy at the store. Nike? Please. Terrible quality shoes. I didn't realize there was anything going on with the news with them though.

I guess I just don't pay attention enough.

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Yah, I totally agree with you local cobblers make better quality shoes and I purchase my from them too.

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I wish I had access to an actual shoe cobbler. I would happily pay a bit more for a higher quality well made shoe. Unfortunately that is a lost art where I am and none exist here..

Don't believe the hype!

All distractions lol. But some of my friends admit that debating stupid topics over a beer is their favorite pastime. Lol.
They really enjoy it. Oh well.
I understand your frustration. :/
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Totally agree. I feel the media is playing us like a fiddle.

People are burning Nike shoes?! I bet that stinks! 😉😆
Apart from hearing that McCain had died I don't even know what you're referring to. Are non US supposed to care about what's going on in the US? 🤔

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I don't even care what is going on in the US. :)

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nice post
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Even not picking sides is hard to be honest

THANK YOU. Wish I saw this post a few hours ago lol people started fighting/being media puppets again and I just had to walk away. Lol I didn't even know where to start with explaining to them that they're just puppets anyway. Should have just sent them this lol. Goodness. You get it. I shouldn't be surprised that you do.

I can relate

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This is the perfect point you elaborated here. Actually during my university days, My professor told me not to be the part of any propaganda related to religion and politics. It creates division and hatred among fellow humans.

When everyone is talking about the same topic you are being used in a propaganda war.

That is the reason I also do not become the part of any discussion, which hurts the others !!

I don't blame you - at least in Britain there's an element of comedy to politics atm - it's kind of hard to take Brexit seriously.

And then there's the dancing. I can't get enough of those Theresa May gifs

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This meme is the best thing that came out of the Kaepernick and Nike ad campaign so far. I seriously laughed way too hard at this.

I'm not sure if I enjoy the basic message of the meme more...

...or the fact that I know she's less than two hours away from abandoning her home and fleeing for her life from Nazis.

The inherent damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't contradiction of paying attention to other people's bullshit is thoroughly baked into that meme.

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Haha... Thoroughly.

Disagree...

Opting-out also helps the main stream narrative as they run unopposed with their phony dog and pony show.

Alternative is very difficult and practically impossible for most of us , to follow a topic from all possible vantage points and form an opinion based on all available data points. Sure , pick and choose the topics you care about and see which media source/personality seems to be closer to your formed opinion and use that as shorthand for learning about a given issue.

It is my humble opinion.

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How would I hold them accountable? Bitch with my like-minded friends about the same 5 stories of the day they all cover from slightly different and diverse sides?

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I think you would agree that knowing the reality has some inherent value , to me it helps make sense of things and understand the world as it exists around me.

As far as holding them accountable , there is plenty of independent media you can support which serves as counter balance to them.

Engaging with someone on the other side of divide also helps to maintain perspective , I am not gonna pretend that its either easy or a ROI positive exercise. A lot of time I end up wasting time and energy with fringe idiots ( on steem) but after a point I know if the person is certified loon I would just drop it.

Take for example crypto - if we were to opt out of the whole issue we would never land here on STEEM. MSM media delves in pump and dump , independent media ( like-Max Keiser , Andreas M. Antonopoulos, @davidpakman ) made me look into it a bit deeper. I still had to ignore a lot of crypto anarcho people who are just fixated on not paying taxes , abolishing govt and so on...

sorry it turned into a bit of a rant..

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When the crap hits the fan my family knows who to call, I stay well informed, look at all sides of the issues and can debate it from both points of views pretty accurately. They are then able to look at what is presented and make a determination upon their concern. You can't do that with your head buried in the sand.

I never wear Nike shoes and I hate football but that doesn't stop me from forming a opinion on the matter. He, Kaepernick shouldn't be treated any differently then anyone else who would use their job to highlight their cause while on the company dime. We all know what would happen to us if we did so he shouldn't expect we'd expend any sympathies for him. See how simple that conclusion was.

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He was already shadow fired by NFL and Nike is free to hire him for their purposes , the problematic thing is the involvement from government ( Trump) trying to influence a private companies decision.

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Stating one wouldn't personally have done something but acknowledges that companies right to do it isn't much of a influence. It's not like there was advance knowledge speculating their may be a decision coming down the pipeline and the president called them and tried to get them not to do it. When asked his opinion he gave it and it seemed a fair point of view not a influential one.

"As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way -- I mean, I wouldn't have done it," Trump said. "In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn't do, but I personally am on a different side of it."

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I heard about Steem via @thecorbettreport, an anti-media dude. I have no interest in who's representing a Shoe Company. I have no interest in the flag debate.

I didn't say I don't pay attention to what is actually happening. The left and the right and mainstream media are entirely manipulated propaganda items.

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I didn't say I don't pay attention to what is actually happening.

So , in effect , we do have to care about politics ... no ?

Although

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Opting-out also helps the main stream narrative as they run unopposed with their phony dog and pony show.

Opting-out also means less eyeballs.

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MSM doesn't run on eyeballs..it runs on corporate $$

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Yeah, that’s their mistake.

A valid and sound point @whatsup.

But some might argue you are being wishy washy or apathetic :)

For me , I know where I stand on these issues, and it has nothing to do with Propaganda but EVERYTHING to do with my Character and Morality.

Just sayin'

P.S. Hope I did not come off as abrasive. I do respect where you're coming from @whatsup. Really !!

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I don't watch the circus and pretend it is real. :) I don't care if others think I am apathetic. If they ask a few questions I will tell them.

It is enabling to pretend these people are doing any service to the Nation.

That is the spirit be yourself and mind you own business by not taking sided in any sport, social and political issues is the best decision to take. In other to keep your mind at peace always

Everything is about being objective and intelligent, so you will not be manipulated like a puppet.

Personally I’m glad people started to take a stand ... er I mean a kneel

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Todo es manipulación de masas. Juegan con nuestras mentes. Saludos