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Tue, Aug. 10th, 2004, 11:43 pm
I'm praying for rain. I'm praying for tidal waves.

Fuck L. Ron Hubbard, and fuck all his clones.
Fuck all these gun-toting hip gangster wanna-bes.
Fuck retro anything. Fuck your tattoos.
Fuck all you junkies, and fuck your short memory.
Fuck smilie glad-hands with hidden agendas.
Fuck these dysfunctional, insecure actresses.

Some days, I suppose, Tool says it best.

More and more I'm becoming fed up with this country as a whole. The whole political system, not just at the national level, but even down to the local level, is an extremely abused and misused system if ever there was one.

Gah. I would post more, but I've lost my train of thought. 12:46am on no sleep is probably not the best time to debate why I hate my country so.

Tue, Aug. 10th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC)

Don't just call me pessemist, try and read between the lines.

Tue, Aug. 10th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)

I blame basically two things:

1) the plebiscite of the uninformed (arguably reinforced by those in power wishing to save money by having to buy fewer votes). This issue is even worse in Alabama than most places due to the royally screwy nature of our state constitution - the authors wrote in a lot of libertarian ideals, so now, over a century later, we have over seven hundred amendments for things like defining a goat herd b/c the legislature lacks the legal authority to bloody well do anything.

2) the plurality voting system, which enforces the two-party 'us or them' system and leads to obscene jerrymandering (a la the TX redistricting that was in the news a while back where the state congress redrew the districts to give the Republicans a couple extra seats and the Democrats walked out; not that I think it was probably fairly districted to begin with, just that it makes it very clear that it is not necessary to remove people from the polling lists to effectively deny their right to vote for whatever idiot they so choose) and sells religious nuttery as a package deal if you want fiscal conservatism.

And then there's the whole class issue (they're most all rich bastards in the game for life) and the undue influence of money; though to a certain extent this is covered by gripe #1.