This is probably going to be my only blog on politics. The only reason I feel compelled to write one, is because of a conversation with my Aunt a few days ago.
“Your grandmother’s generation were used to blindly following the government, because the government knew was was best for them. They never lied, it’s their government. Our generation, we were the first to really start questioning our government, but there wasn’t much we could do… but question. Your generation, is going to be the change. Not only do you question the government, but you hold them to it. You have platforms we never even fathomed of having; social media, internet, etc.”
My aunt said this to me the other night, and it’s been playing out in my mind for a few days now. She’s right, you know, we possibly could be the generation that changes it. But will we?
I see a lot, and I mean A LOT, of posts on Facebook that are politically based. I also see so many more of my friends who post about, “Stop posting political posts…” But think about it, it’s absolutely imperative that we do. We’re questioning things that are being stated in debates, in the media, etc. I would rather have the ability to see certain things that my friends are questioning, go investigate it myself, and form my own opinion. All the generations prior to ours had were word of mouth and Media; as in television.
The media are really slanted on who’s the monetary backing.
Our friends, the only slant they have are on what is in their best interest. They’re not getting paid by political parties to sway one way or the other. They’re posting their feelings. If something is heating you up, pissing you off, and you feel compelled to post or share it, that means it’s important to investigate and research.
I want what’s best for me. I want to know someone is going to have my back when I am older. We have the opportunity to really scrutinize the message that is being fed to us; whether you opt to bite and go blindly, is your choice. Our generation has the opportunity to get out there, question, define and change the way we do things.
I personally think we need to get rid of the two party system, they’re killing us. They DO NOT have our best interests at heart. They have their own only. I need someone who’s going to make a change, a serious change. A two party system spends more time cockblocking each other, than they do helping Americans.
I work four jobs, people, FOUR jobs. This is just to make ends me, and they don’t even do that. I don’t have health insurance, and through recent plans enacted, I STILL can’t afford it…. even with four jobs. Am I whining, maybe a little. But what I’m really getting at is that … I need to be able to take care of myself, so my son doesn’t have to worry about that when he’s older and I’m aged to the point of needing further care than I can give myself.
I want jobs in America… REAL HARD WORKING JOBS. I want to be able to contribute fully to my life, and not count pennies because I can’t pay this bill, or put gas in my car, etc. I want to see changes made to how we think we’re “Green..” but really not utilizing being Green fully. I want to see tax breaks for small businesses, and I want to see conglomerate asshole bankers held accountable.
I want to see programming like PBS alive and living well, while programs like politically slanted media be held accountable. We need to readdress our “Freedom of Speech” and actually hold people to a higher, respectful standard. We’re breeding ignorance in our television. There is a reason we have opted not to have television in our home. I don’t want to be force fed bullshit, without a choice of questioning and researching. That’s all media is.. force fed bullshit. PBS has standards they have to live up to; because it’s funded by the public, for the public.
There are posts going around the internet about, “Democrats only want to save Big Bird..” Is that really all it is? It’s not just about Big Bird, go to Why Save PBS and read the statistics.
We can’t expect one person to make a change in 4 years with the mess he’s inherited. We cannot expect a person to make a change after 8 years of conditioning in their life that has lead them in a negative way. Change takes time and patience. This is why a lot of people fail on resolutions, they give up.
Get out there and vote, seriously. Vote for what’s going to be better for us. Whatever YOU FEEL that may be, after researching, questioning, etc. Just, make the effort to pull your head out of the sand and actually participate. Don’t bitch, and do nothing about it.
These are my rambling thoughts.
For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them. – Sir Thomas More (Saint)