I haven’t had a lot to say this month, which is why I haven’t posted. I could get into the whole pathetically self serving union protest thing, or I could get into the whole thing about how our government is full of idiots who know the financial train wreck is coming and refuse to put on the brakes, or I could even talk about the utter and complete failure of our foreign policy and the alienation of our long time allies because we have an incompetent, empty suit for a president. Hell, if I really wanted to go off, I could talk about all the nanny state BS that’s been going on, like that hypocritical idiot Michelle Obama trying to dictate healthy eating while at the same time attending parties where she stuffs her face full of greasy ribs. Then there’s the big media companies using members of congress like hand puppets in their efforts to control how we access our own media and culture, while making utterly false claims about the hits they’re taking financially, while at the same time raking in record box office takes.
But…why? What’s the point? I can bitch about these things from morning til night and it won’t change a damn thing. It all comes down to the fact that people are stupid, self-interested, self-serving and or simply follow the pack mentality like a bunch of lemmings, feeding off of each others’ stupidity and convincing themselves that they’re floating around at some higher moral or intellectual level than everyone else.
The simple fact is, I give up. Nothing I say or do here on the internet, sitting behind my keyboard will make a damn bit of difference. I could write to members of the government demanding that they take action, but my correspondence would simply be read (if it was actually even read at all) by some staffer who would then file it in the trash, because they simply don’t care what the people think. They only care about their own power and party agendas.
Democracy is dead my friends. Oh sure, we go through the motions of voting for people every so often, but what good does it do? They go there, and one of the following ends up being the case. They’re either corrupt and power hungry going in, get corrupted by the system once they get there, or go in with good intentions, only to find that their lone voice isn’t enough to sway any of those who’ve already been corrupted, and thus, they become an ineffective seat warmer.
Sound depressing? Yes, it is. I remember when this country had freedoms. With each passing year, those freedoms are deteriorated more and more.
So what do I do to counteract the depression? I spend time with my wife, I play with my dogs, I work on the magazine, I play computer games, play music, watch movies and generally I try to forget about what an utterly crappy world this has become until at last, someday, it’ll all be over. All I can do is to try to find what little joys I can in life to help me make it through. That’s all anyone who feels like I do can really do.
Why did I say all this? Well, I hadn’t made a post this month, and I wanted to make at least one. I just wish things were different. I guess if my life was going better, I’d have a better outlook on things, at least to a point. Unfortunately, it isn’t, so I don’t.
And that my friends…is that. Maybe next time I’ll be less depressed and I’ll find something fun to post. I don’t want to always load my blog down with depressing stuff like this. Sometimes though, you just have to get it out.(Current Mood: tired)