posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 12:30 AM
Since finding ATS, I've been reading the news on the internet on a daily basis, and I watch the news on television as well. I keep abreast of current
For much of my life, I had no idea what was going on in the world because I hated watching/reading the news. Everything I learned was so depressing,
and I felt there were much more positive things I could do with my time.
I rarely voted. I didn't care what kind of laws were being passed in my state and in the country. I was busy with college, working, playing tennis,
spending time with my honey, and enjoying my hobbies. I still am busy with all those things, but now I take the time to know what's happening in the
world, and I've actually signed a few petitions and contacted my state representatives about issues.
My husband and I have focused on making sure we're as prepared as we can be in case we find ourselves in an emergency situation, so yeah...we've
stocked up on food, water, wood, heirloom seeds, and we have items we need in case we find ourselves without electricity.
I can't say that "waking up" has been a wonderful experience for me. Honestly, when I realized what was happening in the world I cried. I had no
idea how bad things were, and I realized that life is probably gonna get a whole lot harder.
When I realized how our constitutional rights were being stripped away, I was shocked that it could happen. Of course, if the world is filled with
people like me who don't care away local, state, and national legislation and don't care about what's happening in the world, well...that gives
opportunities to those who have an interest in stripping away our rights for their own gain.
I keep telling myself I'm gonna stop coming here to read because I would rather spend my time doing things I find much more enjoyable. But, this
place is like a magnet and I get pulled back.
I guess once we're awake it's too late to go back. There's a strong need to know what's happening and what, if anything, I might be able to do to
make some kind of influence for the world to be a better place.
Why is that feeling so strong though that nothing I do matters? Perhaps it has something to do with our state representative voting for the bailout
bill despite me and the majority of people contacting him to say we're against it. We, as a group, voicing our opinions to him just didn't matter. I
wish our voices counted, but I'm not so sure anything I do really matters at all anymore. I hope I'm wrong about that though.