Should you talk about politics with family during the holidays? | The Tylt
Should you talk about politics with family during the holidays?
Some people just want to watch the world burn. This has been a frustrating year for everyone on the political spectrum. Democrats continue to be in awe of how stupid and cruel the Trump administration can be. Republicans see witch hunts and obstruction at every turn in D.C. Basically, things have never been greater for debating politics.
Republicans can talk about "corrupt" Liberal Hollywood, whether Bill Clinton is guilty of sexual assault (it's back!), and how Antifa is going to murder all of America. Democrats can talk about the endless Trump administration hijinks, the Russia investigation or spineless Republicans. There's something for everyone!
There's nothing good that will come out of talking about politics right now. If anything, it's more likely to do more damage than good. People on both sides of the aisle are frustrated and angry. Chances are even without the politics, things might be getting a little tense in the family living room.
Bringing up politics is worse than throwing gasoline on a fire. It's more like seeing your house already soaked in gasoline and deciding to light a match and walk in anyway. It's gonna blow up in your face. Someone might literally die. Don't bring up politics. Just say no.