I just can't deal with politics anymore. Its all become so corrupt, crooked, and dirty that I literally just cant stomach any of it anymore. I literally stopped watching evening news as there is always something about politics on there and even the sight of a politician on TV makes me feel sick. Political campaigns are the worst. TV spots have become nothing more than public attacks on the other candidates. Your lucky if you see one legitimate add, which discusses where the candidate stands on certain issues, out of every 20 that get shown. Its just become so negative and dirty. I just won't have any part of it. I keep the remote by me at all times and I immediately change the channel if anything regarding politics rears its head. In fact, I actually subscribed to both Netflix and Hulu, at the beginning of the last presidential campaign, for the sole purpose of not having to deal with all of the political BS.
One of the things that bothers me the most is they all sound the same, every last one of them. God, what I would give for a politician that just talked to us like a normal person. Forget the pre-written speeches that all sound like they were written by the same guy. Just go the podium and talk to us like a human being, not a politician. God would that be a breath of fresh air. Again, I just cant deal with any of it anymore. I actually had a local politician come to my door awhile back and I was completely honest with him. I told him that I hate politicians and that I had no interest in anything he could say to me. He actually thanked me for being honest and went on about his business.
Maybe if I thought that real change was possible, I might be more willing to deal with all of it and remain politically active, but I honestly believe that the US government is so far gone now and has become so corrupt, that it will take nothing short of a revolution to actually get us back to a government that is by the people for the people. Right now, its by the corrupt for the corrupt and until we get to the point where the average citizen is ready to take the the streets, nothing anyone does is going to make any difference. Either way, I reached my breaking point a long time ago so from here on out, I am leading a politics free life. I expect I will lead a longer happier life because of it.
Yes, I know. I'm a cynic when it comes to politics but ultimately it was politics that made me that way.