posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 11:50 AM
Distrust of politicians has been a personality trait of mine for a very long time, and yet I am just as guilty as the next person, of falling into the
ideological trap set by the political system.
People have differing views on everything, even something that should be relatively simple like, the concept of right and wrong. So, I
realize that it must be human nature to fall into the vast mire of philosophical disagreement that we call 'Ideology'. Are we doomed as a species,
to bicker and quarrel over the same damned things for the entirety of our existence, or is there a way for us to overcome the mess we have wrought as
Time and again, I have watched threads on this site devolve into Left/Right, Progressive/Conservative shouting matches, from which no one ever emerges
being viewed as "correct". Again, I'm not excusing myself, as I have taken part in the pointless battles just as often as many others.
What I am wondering is: Will we always don the blue, purple or red armor and do battle without ever turning our gaze to where it truly should fall,
that being in the direction of the supposed field generals of these battles, the politicians?
These people (the politicians) have built what would seem to be an impregnable wall around themselves, that is composed of our wriggling, biting,
cursing mouths, and continue to do so with little to no flak heading in their direction.
They (the politicians) never 'pay the piper' for their actions, despite our own assurances to ourselves that they will; why? because we
willingly do it for them, by defending them, voting for them, arguing for them, and ostracizing others from our lives for them.
Take a moment, if you would, and really look at the state of things in your country. Is this the way it should be? If your answer to that is
"Yes", then look upon those same politicians and greet your new demigods with open arms, because by allowing things to continue as they are and
have, that is what they are: the blameless, guiltless, lords of your lives.
Recently, I have begun withdrawing from discussions (particularly in my personal life) that will have no other outcome than a fight. One person is
angry at the things a politicians says or does, while the other one is angry at the first person for being angry at the politician. If this is how it
has to be, then I think I would rather punch my ticket, and get off the train, because no one seems willing to force the engineer(s) to take it in the
We are the grease that allows this vehicular mess to proceed in any direction, and we need to stop lubricating the rails that are taking us all
somewhere that we won't want to be.
So, go ahead and read this, and blame the Right, or the Left, or the Religious Nuts, or Progressive Hippies, or Socialist, or Corporations, or the
Elite. We're all to blame for not taking control, and dictating our direction (forcefully, if necessary) to those driving this train.
If you read this post, I thank you, as I know this is a bit of a rambling rant, and I apologize for that.