Taylor Swift Releases Highly Anticipated Political Opinion

The Rare Move from the Pop Superstar is Poised to Set the World on Fire

 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

10/8/18, 7:20 pm EDT

By John Corry, photo from Instagram

The notoriously politically ambivalent Taylor Swift has finally come out with a ZINGER! on Instagram: she’ll be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives in the state of Tennessee.

I have to say I love how this is worded (see the original Instagram post below). I’ve always respected Swifty for staying out of politics, but only because that was what I understood was what she wanted to do. Based on this post, it would seem that her now voicing her opinion is not one primarily influenced by any party, group or person, but is actually something she wants to do. I guess we’ll see if she starts to go all Katy Perry over it (that was a joke), but even if she does, all people have the right to voice opinions, in any public capacity, even when they’re wrong (especially when they’re wrong, as that’s what politics is (basically (ignoring Man’s capacity for gossip) (debate)))).

The real issue is our worship of celebrity, or, rather, our inability to separate a manipulative factor from an honest one (example: Taylor Swift writes her own songs, Katy Perry does not (that was not a joke)), but even that is a little off from the main point: anything anyone else thinks is only subject to what I think; I can never get completely out of my own head.

But she’s OUR girl!!’ ‘But she doesn’t understand how politics work!’ ‘But she DISAGREES WITH ME so now I can’t allow myself to admit to liking her music!!!!’ ‘HOW COULD I POSSIBLY LIKE HER MUSIC IF I DISAGREE WITH HER POLITICS!?!?!? THEY’RE THE SAME EXACT THING!!!!’

Deification is necessitated ignorance (warranted or not), because it assumes ‘me’ as an Absolutely objective observer, because that must be a ‘possibility’ if I am ever to gain any kind of understanding from that idea (Absolute Objectivity (I am not an Absolute Objective Observer, as long as I am alive (and therefore subjectivized in-consciousness))).

In other news (unrelated): Swift’s Reputation tour has been getting rave reviews.

I'm writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I'll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈