I recently spent three weeks in Ireland, one of the things I really didn’t miss about being out of the country was the constant reporting on the upcoming presidential election between Romney and Obama. More than that it was incredibly nice not to have to listen to all of the hate speech spewed back and forth between US politicians and all of the idiotic talking heads on the cable news channels. So I’ve made a decision, I’m only going to get my TV news from The Jon Stewart Show, seriously he seems on a nightly basis to be able to summarize all of the idiocy up in about 18 minutes and do it in a way that makes me laugh. I’m an information junkie so I’ll still troll through the news websites but I’ve given up news coverage on TV.
The bigger issue in all of this is the fact that our politicians don’t give a shit about the people, not Romney, not Obama, not Democrats or the Republicans. What’s worse is that now everyone seems to have to be labeled and those who label themselves basically filter the world through that lens, if you’re a hammer everything looks like a nail. So all the conservatives see socialism under every bush and liberals see cruelty and discrimination everywhere, get a grip folks. If the world was so damn black and white all of the problems would already be solved.
So I wonder is it time to tear it all down and start over? If the answer to that is yes call me when the revolution starts, it may be televised, but I won’t be watching.