Friday, January 21, 2011

Politics and Idiots

President Camacho: Now I understand everyone's shit's emotional right now. But I've got a 3 point plan that's going to fix EVERYTHING.
Congressman #1: Break it down, Camacho!
President Camacho: Number 1: We've got this guy, Not Sure. Number 2: He's got a higher IQ than ANY MAN ALIVE. and Number 3: He's going to fix EVERYTHING.

(Source: Idiocracy)

My view of politics may be confusing because I am from and live in the District of Columbia. There’s nothing I can do about that. What bothers me the most is when anyone whether they be left or right starts talking about politics off the top of their head. A lot of times people don’t have a clue what they’re talking about, they just talking about something they read on CNN’s ticker. I’ll have to admit that I was a starch supporter of all things Democratic because I thought the GOP was just racist. Until one day I said to myself, I’m going to sit down and read the GOP’s platform. And I sat there and read the whole thing, cover to cover. And you know what, there were some really good points in it. As I began to build my political I.Q. I learned to research how members of Congress vote on policy. This was also an eye opener as I learned that a lot of people who claimed to be so liberal, voted against policies and laws proposed that would have aided in their alleged agenda. This was all like in 2000. The catalyst was a girl on my floor freshman year who told me that Christians are in no place to judge anyone because they’ve never even opened the book of another religion or know what they’re about.

I guess what I want to say is, people inform yourselves before you run into a debate about politics or start ranting. Your passion is good, but if you don’t know what you’re talking about no one can use you in the fight. This isn’t a contest of fanhood, this is politics. My biggest problem with Obama supporters is that they don’t have a clue how politics work anyway. You ask them what they think of Fox News and they say, “It’s the devil” but they’ve watched every Youtube video of Obama ever. THOSE SAME PEOPLE claim to know what the GOP thinks. That’s why I watch Huckabee, because I need to see what this crazy man has to say, so I can address it. (On the low, if the election was held TODAY, Huckabee would have won.) I had to stop a group of people the other day and ask them, “Hey, do you actually know what the Tea Party believes in?” Not Sarah Palin, but the party as a whole. The person said something similar to when Christians refute everything not Christian as “devil worshipping.”

We live in a world of choosing sides, that’s fine. But then the passion makes people look stupid. At the same time that we are saving the auto industry, are we saving agriculture? Allegedly, our constitution says that we have freedom of religion. Well, then there are these things like gay marriage and abortion. In my opinion, I have my personal views, but if someone’s religion says they don’t believe in that. That’s fine! They’re allowed. If they aren’t allowed to speak against that stuff, then our Constitution needs to be amended to say, “Freedom of religion, provided you don’t mind gays settling down, and you believe in a woman’s right to choose, and it would be nice if you let us teach evolution in school, but everything else is cool.”

It’s like my boy says, “You can tell a lot about a country based on the languages they speak. Americans don’t know shit but English.” People believe in freedom, but only their opinion of what freedom is.

Also, I don’t take people seriously who spend most of their time talking about Obama and Capitol Hill, but don’t have a clue what’s going on in their local political setting. That’s how the changes are made, at that level. You can talk about Obama until your blue in the face, but he doesn’t make decisions that affect you on a daily basis. Your city council, your school board, your local officials make those decisions that affect you daily.

I can go on for hours about this.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s not about winning and losing on Capitol Hill. The guy I voted for promised change. I didn’t agree with the steamrolling that was done by the Democrats, so I wasn’t surprised or upset about the outcome of the midterm elections. I have been in DC long enough to know that nothing productive happens because every 8 years we just switch pace and direction. We have to meet in the middle.

Next week I’ll touch on why I think our country is inherently Socialist, maybe I will, I probably won’t. I don’t really like talking about politics because I hate when idiots show up to talk.

1 comment:

♥ cherelle said...

I try to keep out of politics for that very reason. But I would like someone to explain to me what's all the fuss about Obamacare and why there are 27 states that find it to be unconstitutional. I'm back under my parent's insurance and I am glad about it!