Politicians who are unhappy with the actions taken by Obama regarding immigration are threatening to stop funding and cause another government shutdown or to remove the authority of the executive decision that he made last month regarding immigration.
With so many other, far more pressing, issues at hand in our broken system of government is it really in any American citizen’s best interest to have their petty representatives wasting time warring with one another over something that has already happened that isn’t going to hurt anyone?
I’m so fucking sick and tired of all the pig-headed bullshit that goes on with our elected officials. That barely 50%, if even that, of the voting population even bothered to go out and cast their choice in the last election is disgraceful. No one in office right now seems to care one bit about what the majority of average Americans want, they only care what their party, special interest groups and financiers want. They care only about things that will keep them in money and power.
Add to that is the message that the powers that be want us to all shut up and stay out of things that directly affect us, they want us to stop thinking and do what we’re told by the media, but that isn’t what American freedom is supposed to be about. I don’t want to think I can’t make a difference because I’m not rich and well-connected. That’s not the kind of world I want to raise a child in.
Everywhere I go I’m told to dumb it down, to stop asking questions, to not try so hard. I’m encouraged to make unhealthy choices and to have an excuse for making unwise decisions. Nothing is my fault and I should be offended by everything, except about how broken and corrupt our system is. I need to be ready and willing to be exploited and taken advantage of by companies and individuals alike and not feel like I should have the right to be treated with honesty, respect and dignity by those I employ. My only entitlement should be for products that I don’t need that I should preferably buy on credit and only make minimum payments on. I’m not supposed to remember that when one party is in office what they do is always acceptable but if the other party tries to do something similar they’re oppressing tyrants trying to act like supreme dictators. I’m not supposed to question the hypocrisy. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a parody of the book 1984.
It’s enough to make me want to move to another country but is there really anywhere better? It’s probably just as fucked up and broken all around the world. I know I’m not alone in my frustration over the lack of cooperation in my country’s government. I know I’m not the only person to think the whole system is broken. The problem is, how many people will it take to change things? What will it take to get the masses to stand up and demand real change, real progress and real improvement?
I don’t yet have a viable answer but I do know that nothing will change if we all just sit back and keep accepting the shitty behavior of our elected officials. Things will never improve if the politicians won’t pull their heads out of their asses and stop thinking they know what’s best for this country and that they are actually representing the majority opinion. They might as well all be naked douchebags parading around thinking they’re wearing the finest clothes their corporate sponsors can buy for all the good they do for America. Put the egos aside and start thinking about the greater good instead of the greater profit.