Opinion

Don's Twitter rant trumps the pile of rage addiction

Caroline Hutchinson
Caroline Hutchinson

IS it just me is everyone bored by political hyperbole?

Donald Trump's Twitter tantrum about Barack Obama gets the prize this week. "The world is laughing at us," he cried. "We should march on Washington and stop this

travesty. Our nation is totally divided!"

No, Mr Trump, they just took a vote. We call that democracy.

We're no better in Australia, with letters to the editor (hands up who looks for the author before they bother with the tirade) and social media almost begging the sky to fall in.

Julia Gillard is a lying communist. Tony Abbott is an unhinged misogynist.

The rage directed at our politicians borders on psychotic. It reminds me of the fury vigilantes reserve for pedophiles and rapists. We really should get a handle on it.

I just don't remember the same venom being spat at John Howard when he lied about the GST or Paul Keating when he announced the "recession we had to have".

I completely accept people have differing political views to me, I can't even get my own family to agree on politics but in my heart I believe most Australians are fairly middle of the road and will be adequately represented by either Labor or Liberal. Even if they wished things were slightly different.

I am a big fan of Barack

Obama, for his sense of reason, determination over health care and demonstrated religious tolerance.

That doesn't mean I have to hate Mitt Romney or invent lies about the ruination of America should he have won the election.

Donald Trump can't be a stupid man, Why are his politics so extreme? That kind of irrational rage really upsets me, not just because it's boring at dinner parties, mainly because of its effect on public opinion.

In Australia, you might have noticed people who wouldn't know a MYEFO from an EBITDA suddenly think they're a full bottle on surplus and demand, all because they hate Julia Gillard and someone equally as irrational and angry forwarded them a toxic, almost certainly erroneous email.

I'm sure for some people it's just rage addiction. Whether it's a footy team, political party or religious minority they can't abide, they are simply hooked on a daily diet of anger and hatred.

Praying for your country to fall in a hole, just so you can bleat "I told you so!" is wrong. Stop doing it.

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