Dear Jonny, Government Shutdown?
What do you think of the government shutdown? It would be nice if you’d discuss politics more often.
I don’t think much of it. As for my predisposition toward avoiding politics, there really isn’t much to say that I haven’t already elaborated on. The power is in Washington; a den of wolves who watch out for each other and themselves (mostly the latter) with little to no regard for anyone outside of their circle of elitist counterparts. Politics are nothing more than a vastly clever illusion. There is no such thing as a Democrat or a Republican, a moderate, a liberal, or a conservative. These terms exist to provide people with the feeling that they have a palpable unity with a specific, important group. The group allows them to believe that what they think and say has some sort of impact on the bigger picture. Much like voting. It’s the illusion of having a say, of having power over one’s own existence – however small or insignificant. But the harsh reality is that votes mean just about as little as whatever puppet is being elected to whatever office via regurgitating whatever he/she thinks the electorate needs to hear at the time. It’s a disturbing, fascinating power structure of smoke, mirrors, and well-dressed, cigar-chomping wolves lurking in and around the White House. But few people want to think of things along those terms. It’s makes them uncomfortable. And who wants that?