Has The Whole “Woke” VS “Non-Woke” Gone Too Far In Montana?
Years ago, I used to do Talk Radio. I would wake up, check out all of the headlines, skim the news channels, look at social media, then go to work and talk for three hours. For the most part, the people that listened agreed with what I was saying, and when they didn't, that made for even better radio.
I left that all behind and the reason for it? I was tired of being angry all the time.
Every day it became more and more negative and I just found myself thinking "Why am I letting all of this negativity dictate my life?" So, the first chance I had to go to another radio station and do something different, I was out.
I bring this up because, in the years that have passed, the negativity has only increased. Not only that, but the finger-pointing has gotten worse as well. The truth is, the older I get the more I want to be left alone. I don't care who loves who, I don't care if you're red or blue, I don't care what your faith is, I just don't want to be told what to do or what to think.
So just how crazy has it become here in Montana?
In a recent conversation with a delivery driver for a certain beer brand, he talked about how life has become pretty difficult in the last few months. He's located in the Bozeman area and apparently has had some issues with folks while driving his company vehicle that has the logo of the beer in question.
He's been screamed at, cut off in traffic, and flipped off multiple times all while trying to make a living to support his family. Why? Because people are angry over a beer brand? That seems a little much. It seems that we're living in this weird reality that revolves around people telling us what to like or dislike and we're all just waiting for the next thing to be outraged by.
It seems that many of us just follow the leader when it comes to who we're upset with and depending on who we view as our leader, determines the path we decide to walk down. In many ways, it's almost a "mob mentality" which is aided by the fact that most of these "voices" are on social media platforms where they're safe behind their screens.
The ironic part of all of it is that both sides point the finger at the other and accuse them of being puppets with talking points. Here in Montana, we complain about "corporations" and "transplants" and then go and vote for "out-of-staters" that are backed by corporations, and make no mistake, those "evil corporations" fund both sides of the aisle.
Make no mistake, I'm not telling you who you should vote for or support. That is your choice and you need to vote for the principles and policies that you believe in. What I am saying is maybe we should all consider taking a deep breath and realize that as long as we're against each other, nothing changes.