Let’s just jump right into this opinionated and brutal mess with a quick show of hands. Who here is sick of hearing and seeing people gripe about the political parties or candidates? Put your hand down: I can’t see you(as far as you know), but I appreciate the honesty. I’ve personally had all I can stand of it, and I will begin taking measures to reduce my exposure. Whether that means blocking the feed of those that think their political views are so brilliant that they must be shared via social network, or simply walking away from any conversation that suffers the misfortune to turn down that bleak path of ignorance and bigotry, I will not tolerate it.
Put simply: anyone who feels that our current situation is the fault of (Democrats/ Republicans) or (Bush/Obama/Clinton/The Dread Pirate Roberts) is a complete and utter idiot. I don’t care how intelligent you are; you are an idiot if you can’t see past the classist system that is the real reason why nothing constructive occurs in the capitol. When the right hand and the left hand are preoccupied trying to sever each other, what is left to do the heavy lifting that these repairs require?
This party brainwashing is the discrimination of our generation, and someone needs to confront this modern bigotry. There have always been political divisions, but this is ridiculous. Terms like “liberal” and “conservative” are flung around with contempt in the same tone that racial slurs are uttered by the hateful and close-minded. I have a news flash for everyone that believes their party is the salvation: you’re a fucking moron.
Yes, I just dropped the big bad F-word into a civil observation of what is wrong with our political system. And it completely destroyed my credibility, transforming this from an intelligent commentary to a vulgar rant. That crass vulgarity is exactly the same as what comes across when men and women start slinging political slurs because the other side has different views.
In all honesty, what do you expect? The political machine is powered by human nature, and people are going to vote and advocate in their own best interests. The corporate giants, few as they are, see no purpose in lifting the masses of the working class. Those who have money want to keep it, at all costs. Those who don’t have financial resources want those who do to have accountability. Everyone wants the political system to serve them personally, and that goal became impossible once the population exceeded two. So instead of serving the self-centered focus on man, politicians have to lie. They lie to everyone, to convince as many people as possible that their self-absorbed needs are being met. It’s the way the system works; and it’s our fault as much as theirs. If the people could handle the brutal truth then the lies wouldn’t be necessary.
The reason for the decline in the economy in a nutshell, as I see it, is as follows. The banks made it too easy to buy a house, and we spent money we didn’t have. Whether you want to blame the banks for offering the candy or the people for yielding to the temptation – the true culprit comes to greed across the board. The home buyers should have known better, sure, and most of them probably did. But who among us is strong enough to say no when being offered the American dream on a platter? Lack of restraint on both parts, in my opinion, brought the housing crisis upon us. Jobs were sent overseas because it was cheaper. We did what is in our human nature – we looked out for our own personal best interests and not at the big picture. As long as the East will supply workers for less than what hiring an American will cost, we will continue to outsource jobs. This is also why you’ll never hear of Congress offering to cut their own financial resources to accommodate the budget: they’re too busy looking out for themselves.
The tl;dr version of this since I’m getting restless and must be mobile soon: the true culprit of this situation is human nature and salvation is impossible until we collectively pull our heads out long enough to see the problem instead of name calling and finger pointing.
Oh, and I got a new tattoo last night. It's the second part of a three-piece chest theme I'm working on.
I had more I wanted to talk about, eventually tying the flaws with the political system into the problem with society itself (basically everyone’s too scared to take responsibility for their actions, thoughts and opinions, which leads to deceit and false representation born of cowardice), but I’d rather be outside now.