Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Let's Get Political
I am going to try very hard not to get up on a soap box here, as much as I would like to scream from the rooftops "WHAT IS GOING ON HERE AMERICA?" I will refrain.
The beauty of our democratic nation, is that everyone here is free to vote for whomever they choose. I am not about to tell you which person is better, or say that the other guy is a complete meathead who wouldn't know his ass from the war in the middle east. What I am here to do is beg.
If you could see me right now, you would see that I am on my hands and knees. I am begging. Pleading with the people of America...specifically those of you in my generation (the 30-somethings and younger). Now, stop texting for a minute and read carefully.
Put down your video games once in a while. Turn off American Idol. Walk away from that last shotglass. I am talking to YOU! Pick up a newspaper (yes, they still make those). I don't care if you even read it online. Just pick a website other than TMZ or Fark. Expand your damn mind.
What I am trying to tell you is that slowly but surely, our nation is getting dumber and dumber.(Trust me, I see evidence of it every day). As a matter of fact, it's not even that slow anymore. We are a nation of pop culture and carelessness. People vote for the individual who makes MAJOR decisions about the state of our country and the world economy based on popularity, skin color and other ridiculous factors.
Think about the company you work for. If you could CHOOSE the CEO of that company...how would you do it? You would want to see everyone's resume, know their extensive background, see what they have done with other companies they have run, see how they treated their employees, etc. You wouldn't simply pick someone for such a highly powered position just because someone else said they were awesome, or because they have the same skin color as you, or any other superficial reason. Why? BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE CRAZY.
The presidential elections aren't for another year. You have plenty of time to start reading up on each potential candidate, what they stand for, how reliable their word is, and how successful...or UNSUCCESSFUL they have been at their job. For extra credit, try picking up something called a history book. Look at where this country originated....and how it's progressed. You might be startled to see some similarities in our crumbling society and other regimes throughout history (Stalin, Hitler...no I am not joking. Don't believe me? Do a little research).
Most importantly....know what your government is doing. Know how it affects every aspect of your life. Know what it can control constitutionally and what it cannot. Know what the government has been good at historically, and what it has failed at. If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it. Let's make sure everyone in our age group is sufficiently educated on the FACTS...not just what people tell you to believe. You can always TiVo Jersey Shore and watch it later. Right now, we have a country to save.