01 / 31 / 2021 .
Is Politics still “Just A Game”
Are you “one of those people” comparing partisan passions of “sports fans” with partisan rival political “fan bases”. “Hated rivals” being “hated rivals” regardless of the arena. … as if Politics WAS “just a game”.
Has Politics been “just a game” that America play every 2-4 years. Declare “your team” and select your gladiators. Several months in advance of The Big Game hold pep rallies and tout our choices with yard signs – bumper stickers – lapel pins etc.
Maybe we have wagers with neighbors and co-workers about the outcome of The Big Game. After The Game “winners tell jokes … and losers say deal” – We celebrate if we win – or make excuses if we lose. For maybe a week…. Rehash The Election Game, then go back to Life.
The victorious players go do whatever politicians do “in smoke-filled backrooms”. Regardless who wins or loses – Not Much Changes – 2-4 years later we play another game. – Until 2021. Uh Oh!
It’s 2021. We no longer see yard signs or bumper stickers. Declaring partisan allegiance will likely result in property damage or worse.
8-10 years ago an overly-caffeinated Alabama fan killed trees in downtown Auburn. That seemed “a bit much” to most folks. This past summer politically-motivated “angry mobs” burned and pillaged entire cities. THAT seemed “a bit much much” to most folks.
If you are “hard-wired” to HATE Coach K … or Roy … or Nick … or Dabo … or … What verb describes your emotional reaction to Trump … or Pelosi … or Biden … or AOC … or …?
I maintain if – in Sports – players switch jerseys at 1/2 time – 99% of rabid fans will never know the difference. … Might the same be said of Political “players” in 2021?
So, is Politics still “just a Game” … between equally duplicitous weasels in business suits?