Hopefully I beat MSNBC with my projection (by a hair I’m sure), but DC Hero is now prepared to project Barack Obama as the winner of the 2008 Presidential Election!
I’m not a pawn, so I won’t classify myself as ‘Democrat’ or ‘Republican’, but I certainly lean conservative… in a good economy. Thank God it’s over. I don’t have to watch or listen to anyone go on a post-teen-angst/sexual-frustration fueled emotional tirade defending a party or a platform they don’t understand anymore. These people don’t know how to argue or prove a point. How do they make it on television? I was watching Bill O’Reilly the other day (don’t ask) and seriously wondered if I was the smartest man alive, or at least the best arguer. If you find yourself getting emotional in a political discussion, it’s time to take a deep look in the mirror.
One of the few things I hate, and I mean I legitimately hate, about young people is their strangely innate desire to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re right about something. There are more young/immature people now because of the failure of the modern relationship, and their barrage of stern and uninformed opinions is pathetic to watch. It’s strange, because they all have an inferiority complex about the quality of their educational background, but they completely dismiss the importance of “structured learning”. It’s also strange because they have such a contempt for ignorant and uneducated Americans, but are oblivious to the fact that a semi-informed opinion is 10 times as dangerous.
Reddit is a good place to fine these circle-jerk youths. Oh, here’s a good one. Vote up if you want the United States to end the war, make wiretapping illegal, invest in clean energy and rid Congress of people who will get in the way of these goals. The only thing worse than this is the bands that reiterate these primitive opinions and call it “getting political.” Give me a break. What does Rage Against the Machine call it? Activism? Call it what it is: poorly informed and oversimplified opinions on complex geopolitical issues. And every fan they have that internalizes those opinions is worse off as a result.
So wait, what is this about? The complicated political issues that actually matter (this doesn’t include gay marriage, abortion, or flag burning) are never cut and dry. There are usually very intelligent people that disagree with each other on them. If you think it’s cut and dry and you can’t see both sides, you don’t understand the issue. These issues include the Iraq War, the Bailout, Nationalized Health Care, etc. This just got boring, I’m stating the obvious.