01 February 2008

Apolitical Opinion

OK, so here it is. As a registered democrat, I'm glad I live in a world comfortable and insulated enough where I don't have to kill for my food just as I don't have to worry about who my elected leaders are.

Let's be real for a moment: it doesn't fucking matter who the president is, the rent is still due on the first of the month, taxes will always suck you dry and that's that. And that's not just how I feel, that's how it is, so deal with it. Don't argue otherwise because you're full of shit and you'll make me call you a tree hugger and I love trees!

Call me naive or whatever you want. Call me a relic, call me what you will. Say I’m old-fashioned, say I’m over the hill but my argument wins. I care about my family, those I love and that's it. It's the only way to live. Oh, and I care about animals.

I think most people are afraid or embarrassed to admit that politics truly don't mean shit. Following politics is a pastime not unlike following sports. It's just something else to follow and be passionate about; something else to talk about in quaint corporate coffee houses and dorm rooms. It's a distraction.

In other countries when shit pisses them off they take to the streets with molotov cocktails. Here, when shit pisses us off, we get on the train, read about it in the paper, and go to work. Then again, in other countries they get their hands chopped off for littering, and luckily we don't have that here, just yet.

We are lucky that we live in a country that allows that to be; a country that is so free and beautiful that it really doesn't matter. It's something to be proud of. Sure, someones gotta run the farm, but our lives continue unchanged. Other countries are not as lucky, but is that our problem? That's debatable.

I don't like Hillary because she does that ramp up talking to shouting thing that reminds me of Hitler. Its awful. Obama is just another new face with the same false promises. Let's fucking relax. Barack Obama isn't going to change the world.

If I were to vote, my vote would be with John McCain. My man was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, locked in a fucking cage with a tiger and tortured. He's fit to lead the country. He's brave, he's wise and he knows whats up.

Barack Obama is a fucking Starbucks iCandidate and Hillary is just full of shit. Thank you, and goodnight.

Hey Look! That's John McCain being pulled out of a lake in Hanoi and about to become a prisoner of war in October of 1967.

In a broadcast the following day, Radio Hanoi reported that an American pilot identified as Lieutenant Commander John Sydney McCain, U.S. Navy was rescued from Truc Bac Lake near Hanoi after parachuting from his crippled aircraft, which had been hit by Communist ground fire. The broadcast said that McCain had been pulled from the water by North Vietnamese soldiers, treated for injuries and jailed... in a cage, with a fucking tiger. Barack Obama was 6 years old when this happened.

Just about everything I feel about the world was pretty much summed up in a Sick Of It All song. The song "Just Look Around", from their album of the same name in 1992, says it all.

The question they keep asking me
How can one so young be so bitter and angry?
Well, the answer is plain to see
Maybe if they wern't so blind they'd see what I see
I see the homeless livin' out on the street
On every corner they're asking for money
I try to help them whenever I can
But sometimes I can't afford to help myself
I see diseases and modern plagues of our times
The greed of our leaders has made them blind to our problems
They spend millions overseas but people right here are fightin' wars everyday!

I see the whites that hate the blacks
Blacks against the Jews, race against religion
and they're all too blind to see

When we fight each other it puts all of them at ease
It keeps us so busy, so they can do what they please
Election time comes and they're out for votes
That's when you see and hear from them the most
This is what they're calling a democracy
That's just another word for hypocrisy
We keep fallin' for the bait
When we realize, it's always too late

I see the whites that hate the blacks
Blacks that hate the Jews, brother against brother
and they're all to blind to see

As the rich get richer, the poor goin' hungry
I've seen the toll it takes on the working man's family
Education system that's obsolete
Can't hold a kid's interest or keep 'em off the street
See a father's fear, hear a mother's cry
What kind of a nation lets their children die ?
Government's corrupt and full of red tape
Then you're gonna ask me why I hate?

Why don't you open up your eyes so you can see
Open up your ears so you can hear
Take a look around and you will find
Take a look around and you will find out why

Some days your author wakes up an atheist, others an agnostic but everyday he wakes up apolitical and craving coffee.

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