It just takes a quick survey of the majority of my generation to see that we really don’t care about politics. The consensus seem to be, “It’s extremely partisan. It’s all messed up. So I ignore it.”
I can understand that approach—or non-approach, rather.
But I think that, with all of it’s flaws, this country is too great to let it go. America is too great to disengage.
I mean, in what other country can you eat Taco Bell while taking a P.E. class online, and get credit for it, huh? Where else can you walk down a street and find authentic Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese, and Thai food right next to each other? Where else could we have open and honest debates about things like abortion, and health care, and taxes?
Regardless of where you stand on those issues, the reality is that, here, in this country, you are able and expected to take a stand. For all the partisan crap, and for all the talking heads and pundits on T.V. For all the people that talk big about how politicians are all idiots, this is a democracy. One that requires that folks like you and I to be individually educated about what’s going on today so that we can affect the consequences that we’ll collectively face tomorrow.
Here in America our consequences are based entirely upon how educated we are about the problems we face.
Here in America we get exactly what we want.