an attempt at addressing a real issue

I am going to start this off by saying I know I am one of the most politically ignorant people in this country.  I am so baffled and frustrated and overwhelmed by politics and anything that is considered political that I just shut down and rock myself back and forth in the corner when the subject arises.

Recently I have tried to be more involved, but I just end up feeling like a fool and somewhat socially retarded so I give up and hand my voters pamphlet to someone wiser than I and call it a day.

Feel free to judge.  I probably would too if I were you.

Today I read an article on education that’s making the rounds on social media.  You can read about Finland’s educational successes and America’s interest here.  As I was reading it, I realized that if someone were to try to reform Education in America, it would turn into a political pissing match just like the much needed health care reform did and we’d all end up worse than we were when we started.  And that… just pisses me the hell off.  (I know, I am supposed to be turning over a new leaf in the swearing department, but trust me, that was toning it WAY down from what I wanted to say.)

I’m going to take a moment here to tell you that my parents, those who I learned the little I know about politics from, are STAUNCH conservatives.  They literally have a cache of weapons and cash and a year’s supply of everything that is probably hidden in what used to be my bedroom and is now a panic room.  Over the summer, my dad called me (after quite a while of us being out of contact) to warn me of the impending food shortage in our country and encourage me to stock up on my own cache of goods.  It freaked me out on quite a few levels, I’m not going to lie.

I…am not conservative.  I…am not liberal.  I…am frustrated.

The education situation is Finland is intriguing to say the least.  They are raising brilliantly educated children, have absolutely no private schools and their stance is that all children, despite social/financial status, will be educated equally through the college level.  This is a relatively socialist characteristic, accompanied by their medical care and “welfare” systems.  I am not in support of socialism.  I am crazy in support of reforming our completely out of whack systems in our country.  I don’t feel that the rich should be taxed to support people who won’t get off their couches to hold a steady job.  I feel the rich should be taxed a fair tax they can’t get out of.

I think that giving the children of our country the same opportunity at education as those whose parents pay upwards of $35k per year, per child would be amazing.  But in order for that to happen it would take our nation years of education reform. Probably run by politicians.  And I’m not willing to put my children’s education in the same hands as our botched up healthcare reformer’s.  That would just be ugly.

So… how the hell do we come to any sort of place where the crazy messed up systems of a country that is in the worst condition since my grandparents have been alive can be “reformed.”  I don’t know.  That’s why I don’t deal with this crap. Can someone who is not an old, professional politician douchecanoe please rule our country and get some shit done.  Don’t just say you’re going to do good and then come up with whack job agendas that confuse and piss off everyone and then talk out your ass most of the time.  GET. SOME. SHIT. DONE.

Shit that matters.

Amen.

{Fine, I’ll put ten bucks in the “curse” jar.  Which will be running over by spring and we can go to Disneyland on that cash.}

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7 thoughts on “an attempt at addressing a real issue

  1. $10? I cuss for free! I used to joke that I should run for office with the slogan that “I will get shit done”. No seriously, I am not sure what the answer is. I identify with your pont that I am more frustrated then I am conservative or liberal although I have become decidedly more liberal over the last 10 years.

    Our country has been this messed up before but it usually takes a lot of crap to get us out of it. I hope we can put our collective heads together and figure something out. And anybody that won’t play ball doesn’t deserve to keep their job representing us.

    • I used to cuss for free. I can peel the paint of walls with my mouth. But I promised to turn over a new leaf since my kids said “mommy, stop swearing a me” when I told them they were pissing me off!
      I know they were just being manipulative little cusses but i decided a change was in order, and it seems the more I swear here, the more I swear. Bummer.

      We need some no BS leaders in this place. I’d vote for you! 🙂

  2. Great post! I don’t think you’re politically ignorant! Far from it. Your insights are genuine and intelligent. Unfortunately, it’s going to take a LOT of non-douchecanoes to get some shit done. As we’ve learned in the last few years, the hands of our Commander in Chief are tied by our ever-divided House and Senate.

    • Thanks for the compliment. I guess I’m not really ignorant, but very choosy about when I get involved/interested. I get so emotionally stressed. The idea of where this country will be when my kids are raising their families kind of scares me.

      I just wish there was a way to end the madness. HOW the hell do we end the madness???

  3. There isn’t an easy answer. I will say, that due to the shenanigans I have seen these last few years, I will no longer vote democratic or republican. I will only vote libertarian/independent.

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