September 24, 2008 § Leave a comment
I hate watching the news. Not because I don’t want to be informed on what’s going on in the world. I’m not one of those apathetic twenty-somethings that don’t care where this country is going. But I absolutely despise the sheer hatred that I feel for politicians. And when I watch the news, I am only reminded of that hatred.
Now I know that some politicians are kind, good-hearted people who simply want nothing but the best for the greater good. But most are power-hungry jerks. I think most Republicans are heartless and most Democrats are idiots. I am not too informed on political matters but I try to keep up just a little bit. I don’t want to be completely blindsided by the next president, so I try to keep tabs so that I know what to brace myself for. With McCain I brace myself for a life-long war and several more deployments of my brothers and close family and friends. With Obama I brace myself for economic collapse and perhaps the end of the world (if what Micah told me about Nostradamus is accurate).
I suppose what I’m really frustrated about is that the world (according to the news) is preparing to self-destruct and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. I live in Texas so it’s not like getting out there and voting is going to do me any good. No matter how I vote, democrat or republican, Texas will vote Republican – which is kind of screwy if you ask me. Aren’t we supposed to be a democracy? Shouldn’t popular vote be the only vote? I probably wouldn’t be so upset if I lived in a state like Florida that swings every which way, but I don’t. I live in Texas where no matter what I vote, I vote Republican.
All this to say, I wish the war was over. I wish people and investment bankers and the like would use their brains. Didn’t we learn from the crash of ’29? Don’t gamble with money you don’t have? These people should really be attending G.A. meetings. And then maybe they should go to prison to learn their lesson. And hopefully we don’t send out the message that if you risk everything, don’t worry, the government will spend 700 billion dollars to fix your mistake.
It’s a great time to try to make it in the world. And an even better time to bring a beautiful baby into it. At least I’ve got Miss Marley to distract me from all of this nonsense.