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As I've said many times in this blog and in my everyday life, I don't like to talk about politics. I loved politics and debating growing up, but in the Age of Ignorance (or the Age of Immediate Consumption and Regurgitation, whatever you prefer), political debates have become nothing but pissing contests where the two opposing parties are more than willing to drown in each others yellow seas.
These attitudes, perpetrated over hundreds of years of bureaucratic bullshit,has led to a major divide between hundreds of millions of people. And now, we're in the world's biggest Mexican stand-off, where every politician has the gun to someone's head, and they're all sitting in a room waiting for the someone to take the first shot. If that tension isn't enough, add corruption and uncertainty to every social, fiscal, and legal issue available, and we've got a country full of people screaming their heads off, all at the same time.
I've never sat inside a federal budget meeting, so I can't say I'm 100% right... but if yesterday's news about Obama storming out of a debt management meeting tells you anything, it tells you things are not getting better. It's turned into an ugly political war, where the issues are thrown under the rug, and everybody is spewing off about shit that just doesn't matter, like credit ratings, debt ceilings, and whose dick was found on Facebook today.
I mean, really, do we even DISCUSS the ACTUAL issues anymore, or are they merely buzzwords in self-indulgent expositions of grandeur? All we hear are ridiculous numbers and statements, with the only apparent goal of striking enough fear into us Americans that we shut the fuck up and line up quietly. I don't give a shit what Moody says about America's credit rating. Just open the goddamn mailbox and you'll see we all buy too much shit we haven't paid for yet, I don't need some snooty number-cruncher to tell me I need to put my nuts in a vice because the country is going to hell.
You see, at this point, it's not about what side of the issue our politicians are on: those issues affect all of us, BUT trust me when I say, IT DOESN'T MATTER what comes out of a politicians mouth. How many statements have you seen a politician of any type ACTUALLY abide to and follow through? Not many, because they've fooled us all into thinking they are working for us. Which they aren't- unless it was Obama's honor in serving and helping his country that allowed him to walk out of the room yesterday.
And don't let the CNN analysts fool you... who gives a shit who started arguments, made accusations, and tossed insults? A LEADER is supposed to LEAD, no matter the circumstances. Now, Obama isn't happy about the way things are going, and there's only one reason someone storms out of a room when that feeling arises. And when is that?
When they don't get what they want. And that's the reason, whether it's Obama, your little sister, or a frustrated hooker... when we don't get what we want, we leave.
While my criticism isn't strictly on Obama, at the end of the day, he is supposed to be the leader, not the leader of a shouting match. It doesn't matter if we voted for him or not (partly because our votes REALLY don't count for anything, if you know the election process beyond what our misguiding textbooks want you to believe), he is supposed to be the man with the necessary vision to take the right steps for our country, unclouded by the media, strong-footed on the slippery political slope.
But he really isn't, is he... he's just the faceplate of a pull for power between two sides, putting shitty situations into eloquently delivered declarations of progression. Obama is the ultimate media president, and the media's had a ball putting the man on a political pedestal. But no matter how many calories his wife eats during her lunch (seriously Associated Press, who the fuck cares?) we have two political parties whose differences are destined to end very, very badly, and his ignorance is simply feeding the growing fire.
We can keep ignoring the divide, and storm out of the room every time it bears its nasty face, but even Obama knows it... this ship isn't righting itself. And the worst part about it is we've spent decades and decades electing politicians who care less and less about the problems of everyday Americans (or even know how the life of an average American is LIVED), and more and more about their personal gain, so it's not going to be fixed anytime soon.
So no, I don't like to talk about politics. "Politics" is just two people arguing opposite viewpoints in order to distract our attention from what the realities of a problem are.I'm more interested in "discussions" and "solutions", then berating a co-worker in front of all our colleagues (or at least, it was ALLEGED this happened). That's not 'progress' or 'change', that's just the same old tired act we've been watching for the last 20 years.
(Note to Obama-hating Republicans: don't get excited because I bashed Obama. You're just as wrong and full of shit as the Democrats are... plus you still support Sarah Palin, who just might be the craziest sociopath in the world.)