City of Roses
|It is very tiring, and it is sad to see so many have their dinnertime conversations flooded with politics 365 days a year. That is sad, as I always believe asking children how their day was or saying how great the weather is, etc. should always make up the most important conversations with family and such.
The dirty truth is, though, there's many who try and stay away from politics, but the awful truth is politics affect everyone. The Native Americans never wanted to get involved, but because they faced decades of suppression and robbery, they have no choice now in holding onto what remains. Or a thirty-something mother who's trying to find a way to afford health care, etc.
Politics is by far the most wicked and stupid game to me. But I definitely believe so many are currently being suppressed, particularly Arab and Muslim Americans, gays and the homeless. Deep in my heart I feel even more guilty if I don't get involved to see to it their civil rights and liberties are protected, just as I feel I'd be just as wrong as our current administration if I didn't get out there and protest the war and thousands being killed.
Politics are unfair, period, and they bend so many innocent bystanders to its will. It's just a bunch of word vomit. I'm just talking it out in seeing to it at least no one gets hurt or blacklisted.
I make an effort to digress all I can. In my pipTalk Lounge journal, for instance, I often make random, humorous entries, with the occasional political slant. The truth is, though, war is the ugliest thing of all, peoples lives are at stake during any type of war, and I don't believe in war, so it's only fair I dedicate my time to stop it once and for all for the sake of everyone, and I just can't help but talk about Iraq a lot because in my heart I just couldn't imagine it any more wrong. It's just the way I feel.
But I'm always up to talking about all sorts of other things too, like why they always put the tabloids as official news in grocery stores and tuck the real news down Aisle 22, or why they have to make Marshmallow peeps sooooo cute I just can't eat them!
"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20