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I doubt anyone will read this, but...

Posted on: May 12, 2008 7:27 pm
 

I can't stand the way mass media is starting to pander to the stupid. Political correctness is at a high, to the extent where nobody is poor, they are instead "financially deprived". On the TV News channels, you'll get 5 hours of coverage on how Miley Cyrus looks like a prostitute, but nothing regarding the fact that the only reason that she's famous in the first place is that a hack one-hit-wonder pimped out his daughter to make some cash. Depending on where you look, you'll either get a love fest for the current President or an outright condemnation. It's almost as if we, as a culture, can't think for ourselves anymore. At my school, nobody is "moderate" (well, except for me that is). They're ready to get into a brawl with a follower of whatever political ideology they despise when they themselves don't even know what it is they stand for.

I also can't stand the hypocrisy that seems to have taken root at the core of American society today. People call for change from above when they are too comfortable (or lazy) to make an effort themselves. Cindy Sheehan claims that Bush is a dictator, then goes canoodling with Hugo Chavez. Bill O'Rielly campaigns for decency and then gets sued for sexual harrassment.

To quote one of my favorite movies, "I'm mad as Hell!" Unfortunately, though, I have to take it. That is, until I can finally make an impact, and not be dismissed because of my age or "inexperience". In the meantime, I encourage anyone who has already surpassed these hurdles to act in whatever way you think is best to improve our lot. Whatever you can do to change our world for the better is your duty.

It is the New Man's Burden.

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Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2008 1:48 pm
 

I doubt anyone will read this, but...

Hypocrisy is EVERYWHERE! For example you have the religious right that say they follow Jesus' teachings yet decry anybody that wants peace as a hippie, traitor or terrorist sympathizer. As if peace were a weak desire. Who doesn't want peace? As one who's fought in Iraq I can honestly say peace is a noble desire!

As far as your age, people will always find some reason to dismiss your opinions that they do no agree with. People (myself included from time to time) don't want to hear opinions that don't jive with their own. Its really sad! I truly think our founders would be ashamed at the state of this nation. We eat tainted processed food, murder each other over possessions, work in giant department store and don't read. Yet in some ways the same problems exist today that existed then, foreign wars, religious participation in government, taxation and freedom of speech. I think their high minded creation of our constitution was so far ahead of its time that it hasn't been seen again since and who knows when its coming back.

I just hope the country survives long enough to mend the divisions and repair the damage.




Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: September 18, 2008 3:39 am
 

I doubt anyone will read this, but...

You make some very good points.  Love the 'Diary of a Mad, Black Woman' quote.  Anyways, I honestly hate our country's government.  I could touch in some religion on all of this, like how the Bible and God's true prophets show what the government is really up to, but that's all hog-wash to them.  It seems pointless to many, but we all have to step up as a whole and do what's right for our country.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2008 12:25 am
 

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Cous, You are at the worst place in the world for developing politcal ideologies. I think most of the faculty over acts liberal because of their stereotype. Campus groups have always been composed with people who think and talk alike. Their organizers love having that proverbial smoke blown right up their arces rather than have spirited debate. Little Susie running for campus president talks about helping students but she just wants to inflate her over achieving resume. Get your degree, start a business and a family and then decide which way you should vote.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2008 11:31 pm
 

I doubt anyone will read this, but...

Some good stuff, you should check out my blog as I touched on a related reason why this is so.


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