a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Identity/group politics, mostly between the Red/Blue factions has had well over 150 years of overreaching influence into the abilities for individuals
to collect thoughts and debates into a construct that can act as anything more than bickering for what groups within the Red/Blue settle with as a
decision to be had on behalf of individuals. Count in the realities that the American voters allowed for businesses to gain votes that are equal to
or greater than the vote of an individual citizen, and the once powerful vote of an individual is nearly immediately dismissed to being irrelevant to
what groups have formed.
I vote as an individual... simply because the U.S. pioneers offered their lives for rights to vote as an individual. I am not asked to give my life
to vote as an individual, but I do feel as if voting per my standards of individuality is my civic duty as an American citizen.
To watch individual citizens ban together to form groups to increase the likely outcome of voting in their groups favor is outlandish beyond measure.
To watch what is designed as a citizen ran government unfold to be a system of which career politicians use the finances of business to lessen the
value of an individual's vote is one of the most embarrassing ascpects of American society.
Red/Blue voters allow for the credibility of voters that vote on standards of individuality to erode... and damn near vanish. Red/Blue voters removed
their individual responsibility to vote on a standard of "citizens" long ago, and even trust the career politician/party of choice to handle such
matters to the tune of making them as two groups among the wealthiest citizens in the lands... to simply keep from the actual responsibility of voting
out of their laps as citizens of ignorance. To allow for the Red, Blue, and Big Business to keep the group identity voting system as thriving as is
witnessed should be squarely blamed on the 300,000,000 plus citizens that allow for such lowly standards to exist in the first place.
1/5 of the wealthiest counties in the U.S. reside in and around the hired career politician sectors of the federal government... that is purely
sickening, and voters allowed for it to happen. Politicians should be serving their civic duty for a term of 2 at the maximum, then riding off into
the sunset feeling proud that they tried to serve 300,000,000 plus individuals... not making careers out of the inabilities for voters to remove the
confidence in a largely manipulated political system of gang colors... Red, Blue, and Green.
Just face it voters... if you are voting Red or Blue there is an ornate ability within your reasoning that is pushing the burdens of responsibility
out of your lap to a very large degree. The bulk of people voting on such premises aren't even established in fixing the problems at their own feet,
let alone carrying on the stronger problems of the world... feeling as if they're built to address the global scale issues instead of the problems
they may face as an individual.
Well, that makes no sense to me. If one can't even make their own bed in the morning yet feels as if the world is better suited to be healed by the
logic of a person that avoids their own personal problems, it yields a voting and political field that demands trust in others to fix all problems in
the world... including their lack of bed making each morning.
So, there is group politics identified from the eyes of an individual. It's so far gone to this point, that the individual has been made to be
irrelevant at best... a crackpot conspiracy theorist as the least. I will never relinquish my civic duties as a voter, and have made myself calm
within the chaos of responsibility mismanagement. The day someone catches me voting Red or Blue and join those that require trust in a faction to
stand on behalf of an individual's thoughts is the day I have been bought and or sold out.
The day voters get off their high horses, vote on a standard of individuality, and take ownership of their responsibility to vote on behalf of
citizens and not fortune 500 businesses will be the day that ATS readers will see stars put back on my avatar. It saddens me to think that my avatar
will remain as is... being that votes for politicians have long been removed from the standards of U.S. citizen individuality.