Country singer John Rich wrote a song titled “Shut Up About Politics. He performed it live on The Five. Now Twitter has decided it’s dangerous.
This may sound strange coming from a political junkie, but a lot of people in this country need to shut up about politics.
Celebrities are at the top of that list. Being an actor does not give you license to be a drama queen. I want to be able to watch television and movies, listen to music, or enjoy a ball game without being force-fed someone’s political views. I want to see Matt Damon act and not have to be reminded of his odious ideology. If I wanted lectures on morality I would go to church.
I’m not talking about movies and songs with a political message. If you make a political movie or song you run the risk of having it bomb. I’m talking about when a celebrity makes it difficult/impossible to enjoy a non-political song because of who is singing it.
Another group that needs to shut up about politics are teachers. You are supposed to teach your students, not indoctrinate them.
Last but not least, the haters need to shut up about politics. (This group includes a lot of teachers and celebrities.) If you can’t discuss politics without wanting to hurt anyone and everyone who disagrees with you then you need to shut up about politics. Find some other reason to hate people.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I just don’t want to hear them.