Big Red Car here, y’all, warming up for some Thanksgiving. Please pass the Big Red Car a drumstick, y’all. Ahh, now that’s good with a side of 10W40.
Recently the Big Red Car was eavesdropping on one of The Boss’s conversations. He was chatting with a CEO pal and somehow they got on the issue of love, hate and indifference.
Seems The Boss was observing how folks can take a stand on something and unconditionally support or love the issue, the person, the situation.
Other folks seem to hate the issue, the person, the situation.
The brilliant CEO was making the case that the emotions were balanced and equivalent. The conversation turned to politics — always a dangerous thing.
The Boss chimed in that the opposite of love is not hate. Both love and hate are based on emotion — strong emotions.
The opposite of love is indifference wherein a person cares not a whit about the situation and is no longer emotionally engaged. In many ways that is what has happened with the Obama administration — told you they started to talk about politics, y’all.
What has now happened is that the American electorate has become dangerously indifferent to the leadership of the country. This is a natural outgrowth of the distrust of the integrity of the government at many levels but particularly at the top. It is a manifestation of a complete lack of faith of getting the truth — or even a close version of it — from the top.
There are still those who love the administration. There are still those who hate the administration. There are those who are just marking time for the administration to get out of town — they have become indifferent.
It is a sad turn of events, is it not?