In the discussion thread: RANT: I have lost tolerance for people who have no interest in current events or politics. [View all]
Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)
Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:23 AM
grilled onions (1,929 posts)
13. They Cannot Connect The Dots
Some feel politics are FOR politicians and not for anyone else. They do not see how it could ever effect them one way or another. From local politics and your dogs higher priced dog tag to the larger election where we have far too many issues riding on the coat tails of far too many who are more concerned of what's on tv tonight then who is running and what they stand for.
It seems each election gets more important as issues become more personal,corruption grows by leaps and bounds and we have few er younger adults coming up to the plate to fight these issues on the street or in the voting arena.
For many, issues of the day cannot compete with texting,videos and sports. They often do not see the racism that we fought so hard to stop in the sixties rearing it's ugly head again. They do not see that the jobs so easily had in our day are now hard to find and even harder to keep. They do not see how the normal progression of life for young adults was home ownership being chipped away by poor paying jobs,crooked banks doing their best to get that home back into bank ownership etc. They do not see that retirement is something more and more out of reach for almost everyone that is not one of the elite as sandwich parents fight to keep their kids in college while trying to keep parents from being evicted from their own homes or in costly senior housing. They do not see this once wonderful country being used and abused by a certain group who's only dream is to destroy for profit. The non interested do not see that losing our wonderful national parks can be a huge reality if corporate raiders are allowed to drill,cut and dig while overcharging visitors for what's left of the less popular parts of the parks yet see fancy mansions being built in the other.
Today more then ever people should be shutting off their mind numbing tv shows and opening their minds, reading instead of texting and talking instead of staying quiet. WE have ideas--great ideas and we should spread them far and wide. They should should be a wildfire of ideas and goals to rid us of the roadblocks to true democracy and turn this country into a place where everyone can prosper and be whole again and not a private ATM for the 1%.
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