posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 05:12 PM
Since the dawn of man, it seems that creating groups to fit in or belong to something is human nature. Whether it be a country looking at other
countries with envious eyes, or that local street gang looking to take territory from another gang to sell drugs, we find ourselves trying to fit in.
We make a group or stereotype, then place ourselves in one of them. Why though?
Looking at the political scene we would find it fair to say that we all vary in political views to say the least. When we look at the political scene
today in america, and probably everywhere on the globe, we see this individual political ideology idea being surpressed. In america, two group in
particular, seem to dominate the political scene. Why?
Well it is actually quite similar to the bloods and the crips. Two huge gangs are fighting it out to gain complete control and futher their own group.
They also have a wide variety of people with varying opinions in their gangs. People join the gangs to be a part of a group, because it has numerous
benefits. One benefit is the fact they no longer have to lead themselves and be independent. When you are part of a group their are leaders, and all
you have to do is follow them. In america, laziness is big, and that means people love less work. Follow creates less work for them to do, so they
join a "political party" or gang or anything.
It isn't so much that they believe everything it says, just that they agree with it enough to follow it so they don't have to do any work. Another
reason is security. They feel secure to be part of something bigger then themselves. Countless times throughout history we get to see how people react
to being alone to defend their own stance. It is much harder for one person to stand up and state what they believe in then a bunch of people to get
together and state what the leader believes in.
What are the benefits of being independent of political parties? Well you get to decide your position on every issue. Just because you don't agree
with abortion or gay marriage does not mean you think the federal government should be downsized. Rather then create a new political party for every
varying detail of difference, why don't we just forget the political parties entirely? What is accomplished by political parties? What positive
benefits is there from political parties to our country and why would any of these benefits disappear if the political party disappeared?
At the end of the day, your representative doesnt need to be a republican or democrat to represent you. For all the places out there who actually
don't fit with these parties beliefs why should you follow it? And finally, unless your willing to settle for the lesser of two evils, why would you
want two major parties which don't represent everyone. Sure you may be able to relate to the democrats or the republicans, but in the end isn't it
just a name? Or is that what they just don't want us to realize? That it is just a name, and at the end of the day, the canidates running would be
the same people with or without the party.
The gangs don't benefit the neighborhoods of ameirca because they divide the people, much like a political party. The only difference is that gangs
use violence, and political parties use words, both have the same negative effect which is making us believe we need to be part of a group to amount
to something. If you don't believe me, just look at what people say about voting 3rd party/independent , "It would be a waste of my vote". Why do
they feel that way? Well mainly because the group isn't big or because the person is independent, so to be part of that group would make you
insignificant to the larger groups. The have created to large political gangs, discouraging people to go to anything else other then them.
If we can't think for ourselves, and vote based on the canidate, how can we ever make this nation what we want it to be?