Well, I submitted my essay to Blogcritics last night and am waiting for a response. I am nervous with anticipation; not so much about if they will accept it or not (they tend to accept most things once you are a member), but how the response will be. While waiting, I looked through my old articles there and was reading through the comments left. I forgot how much people tend to disagree with my political view points.
Am I really prepared to argue my points in this, the nicotine-free era? I probably should have thought about that before I sent my essay in, but it is too late now and probably for the best. I chicken out quite a bit when given the option to.
I also have been known to take conflicting opinions personally; as if the other person is insulting my ability to reason by disagreeing with me. I have gotten much better since then, but I have just thrown myself into the lion’s den full of experienced political arguers. I may be out of my league. Again, it is too late for that now and probably for the best.
Working on a new parody today by the way. What do you think?
To the tune of the first part of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
This is up to the opera part.
Please can we vote again
I can’t believe that
(this is) the best Dem and Republican
I need a real choice
I can’t accept this fate
(because it’s) Tweedle Dumb versus
What has this populace
Done to me
Living in a cliché
Doesn’t seem to matter to them, to them
Mama is voting for a man
Who no one really knows
Yet his support still grows
Mama, this race has just begun
So please don’t go and throw your vote away
You know I never lie
And just can’t believe this guy is real
But they do, but they do
As if this election doesn’t matter
Is getting lower every day
And our hopes all slip away
Good bye super power- it was nice for sure
But we got too full of ourselves to see the truth
Mama, oooo (anyway the polls blow)
I don’t mean my actual mother
But that is just the way the song really goes
And we are off. Part two coming soon. I need a cigarette =D
The Update I am back! You can see the article here. Whew. Now the hard part of other people's comments.