As we change the leadership in our country from right wing to flat out communist, the political discourse in this country is at an all time high. We are constantly insulting those who don't agree with us be it on Facebook, Social Media, or even face to face. Friendships are lost and families stop speaking over who the support for President.
When people are considering marriage or relationships, it is important to know where someone stands politically. With all the difficulties couples face trying to stay married, if your politics are not similar you face a hurdle that can easily end your marriage and its a hurdle you can vet easily and early on. People are more open about it and love to tell you how much they hate Trump or Trumpers swipe left. These women are doing you a favor. You either agree or dont agree on politics and in todays world, if your world view is the same you have a huge advantage when it comes to having your relationship last.
I have however noticed that men are are finding that women lie about their politics because they have an agenda. A woman who is liberal will marry a man who is conservative if there is a financial benefit to it. She will keep her beliefs hidden and unless you are a very savvy man, her politics seem to be neutral or even agree with yours, until your relationship starts to unravel. A woman who acted conservative is now spewing all the liberal talking points and you soon learn she likely never saw things like you did.
Whether we want to accept it or not, most women are liberal in their beliefs. If you are a liberal man you are much more likely to find a compatible woman or girlfriend. This does not mean your marriage will last any longer than a conservative couples, but if you are conservative and you choose to marry a liberal woman because you cannot find a conservative match. If you are of means, a liberal woman will fake whatever she needs to get your money. If you are married and just now figuring out 10-20 years later your world view and politics are different that your wifes, she was either lying about it or its too late for you to do anything because you missed seeing how much it mattered.
If you are pondering marriage you need to make sure you see things the same way. Most people, especially women, do not want to talk about politics unless they are left wing and outspoken about it. Many women are left wing and keep very quiet about politics and it takes real effort from a man to find out how she thinks. A persons views should come out over the course of normal interaction but if it does not, you can end up with a mess in your marriage.
The country is as politically divided as it probably ever has been. These divisions are now a bigger part of marriage as people are now way more outspoken about their views. You need to know how your partner thinks but also be aware that women will lie and pretend to be something they arent if there is a financial benefit for them. Men miss this behavior and we need to get better about learning about who we make important decisions with such as marriage.
As we enter the change in leadership in our country, men should use this time as a reminder how important it is to agree with your spouse on politics or that if you are not sure, then you are probably with someone who has a lot to hide who will bring out their views just to piss you off and make you look stupid when it comes time for the divorce.
The Red Devil