Politics - I'm not supposed to talk about that am I - yeah right  

bullseyetou 63M
119 posts
11/11/2005 4:43 pm

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Politics - I'm not supposed to talk about that am I - yeah right

I guess I'm a civil libertarian.

I didn't know that when I was very young. Thats when I was a democrat. I wore a black armband after Kent State. (Does anyone even remember what I'm talking about?) I was 15 at the time.
Me and another kid wore them in protest one evening in our small little town. Just the two of us protesting ( and clueless) about four college kids that had just died at the hands of the government. Nobody took much notice. But it was important to us. It was a cold night - I remember we walked up and down the main street of our little town for an hour or so trying to save the world. It didn't work. The worlds still pretty fucked up.

As I got older I became "mature" and adopted a republican mentality. You know - fiscal responsibility and all that. That worked pretty good for a few years. Time goes on and I realize the republican party (at least the leaders of it)
are more interested in Haliburton and the rest of the thieves than they are the average working slob.

So I look back at the democrats and find they have their own special interest groups which they whore after as wantonly as the republicans chasing a buck.

Its kinda scary when you realize that our country is being run by two political parties that could give a flying fuck about the average Joe.

In the end its the little person in our society thats gets lost.

I think thats why I am becoming a civil libertarian. I don't think our gov't needs more money or power. What our gov't needs are chains and a constant guard. Thats, in my humble opinion, the only way us average people will ever have an opportunity to actually enjoy our civil liberties and just be people about our lives.

Agree or argue - but at least have an opinion.


rm_bella_ 47F
4030 posts
11/12/2005 1:37 pm

The post lost me but i love the photo you used.

bullseyetou 63M
175 posts
11/12/2005 2:26 pm

Thx Bella - I was just throwing the line of my political thought out.

Btw - Thank-you for such a hot pic. Now I'm thinking: to hell with politics.

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/10/2005 7:59 pm

I didn't notice the picture...lol... but I remember Kent State...and those 4 that died. I was probably close to your age also.

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bullseyetou 63M
175 posts
12/11/2005 7:35 am

Slide - Kent State somehow seems so distant and tiny compared to some
of the newer tradgedies in our society but it certainly was a turning point in the 60's.

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