This is me complaining on a sunny Monday morning. I should be working on my novel; however, I’ve rewritten the first chapter six times. I know that I should just plow ahead and come back to it, but the first chapter is really important. It sets the tone for the whole story. If I can’t get that right then the whole thing is doomed. DOOMED!
So, instead, I’ve decided to gripe and complain about observations I made over the weekend. Here is the sum of my conclusions: everybody has the answer, but no one really knows the question. Pretty good, eh?
Okay, maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s just a bunch of philosophical nonsense. There’s a lot of that going around lately. It surpasses the supposed SARS epidemic, in my opinion. By the way, and this doesn’t count as one of my complaints, but aren’t we throwing the word “epidemic” around rather loosely? Are we so desperate for some sort of catastrophe in our time that we automatically label something as epidemic? Relax history writers. We’ll have a place in time that some will talk about. Anyway, yes, my conclusion may read like a cheap fortune cookie, but it’s written on good paper.
After everything that this country has been through over the last 13 years, I find it hard to believe that there are people out there, and a large portion of people, that believe wholeheartedly in party politics. There are many who stand behind the donkey and the elephant, oblivious to what is spewing from the hind end of those beasts. To them, their party is the answer to America’s problems. Except there’s a minor hiccup: they are exactly alike. Their differences, and even then it’s not real clear, are only brought to our short attention spans during election season, which seems to be all the time, lately. However, once these clowns take office, it’s business as usual with a lot of posturing, grinning quotes, and photo opportunities. How anyone believes a word any of these people say is beyond me.
The tragedy of it all is that we the people gnash our teeth at one another over a bunch of rich people that could care less about us.
News Flash: no one cares about you except your mother, wife, husband, father, and children. Sometimes, not even those people really care about you. Your friends care about you… for now. But say the wrong thing one day and they’ll split.
Think about all the things that you care about. Is it your family, the poor, minorities, small businesses, gay rights, children, crime, the environment? Any of them? All of them? None? Now how many of those do you really do anything to show how much you care? Yeah, the list is smaller now. What makes you think government officials care anymore than you? They are concerned about the same things you are. They want to keep their jobs, feed their families, feel important, and be able to take a vacation every year. Whatever it takes to have all four of those things is what they will do. The difference between you and the politician is ambition. Let’s face it. You have to be one ambitious bugger to run for office. Then to stay in office is a whole other level of ambition and it isn’t blind. Unfortunately, in the world of politics, one doesn’t really have to do anything. They just have to make an effort, a speech, a policy bullet point on their website. In the meantime, they just keep raising your taxes, taking away a little freedom here and there, pointing fingers at everyone else but themselves, and collecting more and more power. It’s always the same and you, that is, we keep voting for them.
How do I know that both parties are bags of garbage? Simple. I didn’t create the problems in this country. Did you? No, the Republicans did! No, the Democrats did! You’re both idiots. They’re not teams to root for. They are public servants that are supposed to have your best interests in mind, not their own. We are all sheep being led to the slaughter, thinking that the farmer cares, but all he wants is everything we have, so he can have more.