Sunday, August 14, 2016

The State of the...

I have come to the conclusion that neither candidate in this upcoming Presidential race is worthy of being elected into office. I never thought I'd get to that point where I would have absolutely no faith in the party of my choice, but I have. I don't believe either candidate -- in what they do or say. And I don't believe either candidate is capable of running this country.

Donald Trump seems to think this election is s a reality TV show. His idea of debate is calling people names and acting in one of the most childish manners possible. He calls for violence at his rallies - calling for dissenters to be beaten and booted out. Proclaiming how he wanted to punch speaks at the Democratic National Convention because they spoke out against him. He thinks women should be barefoot and pregnant at home. And the supremacy of men. He speaks with racist beliefs and attracts racists and thugs. And will not speak against the ideology. He is hot tempered and impetuous. He has no regard for the truth or facts, speaking whatever he is thinking at the moment and then refusing to acknowledge that he might have been mistaken. Or claiming he never said that to begin with.

Hillary Clinton -- no one has ever been able to prove the accusations made against her. No court has ever brought her to trial except one and she and her husband were found Not Guilty and in no way part of the issue. And yet, there is something about her that just screams self-interest. I do believe she cares about children and women, about civil rights. But she's too busy buddying up to the special interests, taking their money, and she says what she thinks people want to hear. She is just as guilty of pandering to those special interests as Trump is. She's too busy with party politics as usual. Another politician that cares more about the party line, about the power, than the people. The only reason she started calling herself a progressive was because Bernie Sanders is. I don't believe her, I don't trust her, and nothing she's done yet makes me want to change my mind.

I cannot trust either candidate, I don't believe that either one is fit for the job, and I am going to refuse, this election, to pick the lesser of two evils. Which leaves me with two choices. Well, three but, I'm only going to pursue two at this point. I can write in the candidate I feel is best qualified and best serves the interests of the American people. OR I can pursue another political party all together. And since I have time to research, I think I am going to pick that choice for now. For now.

I think I'm going to research the Libertarian Party. See what they have to say. Who they are. See what their platform is and then look at the candidates running. If they meet my standards, if they sound like a viable option, then they'll have my vote. IF they meet my standards. IF they can prove to me that the people come first, not the fecking party.

Welcome to my journey.

What Am I Doing?

I started this blog some time ago, to chronicle my weight loss and self improvement program. Then, of course, life got in the way. I got busy. I'm still losing weight and I'm still working out. But I stopped blogging because of loss of time or loss of interest (mine, not any readers'). Or just lost of anything to say.

Then I realized that my life is a lot more complicated than that. I have so much more to say. Observations in the Key of Life. I am in a position to observe. And so I shall.

The purpose of a blog is to be more of a journal. I may not always know my ass from my elbow but damn it, I have a voice. And if it helps me understand this world, this population, this society, this life, then I have the right and the responsibility to put it out there. To figure it out.

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