Thursday, September 30, 2010

Worked up about Politics?

Why do some people care sooooo much about politics?

By "politics" I mean party politics, elections, "go out and vote", etc...


How many changes have we had in political leadership have we had in the past 50 years? Is there a noticeable difference in how we experience life in our cities, provinces, countries?

Maybe... Of course if we look at a yearly aggregate of our experiences - the beautiful, tragic, pretty good, oh shit, etc., I'd bet that which mayor/PM leads our government should be given a weight of about 0.000001% - well behind anything within our own personal spheres of influence.

So why get worked up over something that affects us so little?

And voting... We're all just allowed one damn vote - no matter how many yard signs, conversations (arguments) with friends, and other crap we do.

One vote is worth... one vote. But a mouthpiece from an 18-year-old library worker just might bring in many votes... maybe. Check it out here!

Why is this guy getting worked up about crap that doesn't really affect him?

Which reminds me: I've been checking Blue Jays scores for the last 90-minutes...

Thesis statement:

Politics = sports
Elections = playoffs

Probably pretty similar anyway. Voting is like cheering in its futility/effectiveness.

Politics = important
Sports = entertainment

That's what bugs me. There's not much of a difference. Can the "Get out and vote" bs. I don't try and guilt you into watching baseball.

You cheer for Judy, I'll cheer for the Blue Jays.

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