thank zeus for Jon Stewart

if you have a minute, check out yesterday’s post over at Graceful Flavor.

I always forget how much I love the daily show. I just really hate politics. i am always left feeling pretty helpless and not just a little bit terrified for the future. I know apathy by the masses is just as dangerous as the passionate ignorant, however, i just can’t seem to get too into it. i vote. i read the fine print, but by the end of election season i am wiped out politically. and thanks to the recall elections and the governator’s special elections, the season hits about every year and a half. plus, it’s REALLY hard to get behind a government you KNOW, way down in the cockles of your heart (maybe below the cockles, maybe the sub-cockle area, maybe the liver, maybe the spleen….) that THE GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT. you know it, you see it, you feel the burn each time funding for education gets cut, yet you hear that the daily cost of the war is $275, 000,000 per day and counting. throw in a little recession, and the no child left behind standing act, and what’s left is a huge population of undereducated, economically deprived young people. the military doesn’t look too bad then. at least they pay for college, right? they are corrupt AND manipulative, but too big and powerful for us to really do anything about it. especially when voter turnout is so low.

meanwhile, the government has created a pool of easily controllable soldiers to send to war. they must view these young people as toy soldiers or something. toys to play their war games.

it just leaves me feeling helpless. and broke.

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