And, you know what? It was the most peace I’ve felt for a long time and it perfectly illustrates the dangers of living the all-political life. When everything is politicized, you start worrying about how every little thing in life is somehow political. You get almost paranoid that something is supposed to try and subvert what you think and make you switch sides.
The media is too conservative or too liberal. Movies are trying to rewrite history. Books are too slanted to read. Don’t listen to music because the singer supports someone for president. Don’t watch this team play because their star athlete expressed a political opinion you don’t like. We’re letting the politicization of everything ruin our relationships with our friends, family, and the world around us.
The political life is one that runs the risk of making us hate so many things. And, if I’ve learned anything from Star Wars, it’s that hate leads to the Dark Side (otherwise known as the Donald Trump campaign). Have a Happy New Year, everyone.
Joe Cunningham is a conservative commentator, Front Page Editor at RedState.com, contributor to The Hayride, and a teacher in south Louisiana. You can find him on Twitter at @JoePCunningham and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jcunninghamwrites.