When you ask someone what they think of when they hear the term “Tea Party”, you’re likely to invoke a variety of responses, largely based on the perceptions of the person answering. Ask a Democrat and you might here terms like “extreme” or “racist”. Ask a Republican and you’re more likely to hear talk of repealing Obamacare, ending bailouts and battling socialism. That’s the thing about labels in the political spectrum: they are designed to oversimplify complex issues, and they
Supposedly Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I have no idea whether or not this is true, but he does have cool hair so maybe he’s worth listening to. Regardless after the emotional and psychological trauma this lowly blogger has subjected himself to by live (ish) blogging the last two debates, I’d it’s safe to say my brain is about to enter some uncharted territory. From this point onward
I don’t really know what to make of this, but I do know that THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE IT.
People tend to think that I’m “really into” politics. And I suppose it’s a reasonable assumption to make as I’m always going on about this thing or that thing that the government does. But really it’s politics that I loathe. Politics, i.e. the art of lying and scheming one’s way to power in order to exert said power over the citizens you are proclaiming to represent (author’s note: definition made up by me), is the problem if you ask me.
I’d say that overall I’m a fan of dissent. It’s pretty hard to hover on the verge of anarchism in your beliefs and not be. Some of my greatest heroes have advocated and succesfully created change through civil disobedience, whether it’s Ghandi or Mohammed Ali or Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King. I may not agree with everything all of them say or do, but it’s undeniable that all have had a dramatic impact on society one way or another,
I don’t like to make sacrifices. I don’t fast on Yom Kippur like good Jews are supposed to. I think I believe in karma, but I could be wrong. Just to be safe, I sacrificed a much-needed nap to sit through the entire 2 hour Fox News/Google Republican Douchefest last night to provide you all with a running diary. Consider it a labor of love. Unlike Fox News, I’m more than happy to admit my bias ahead of time in