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Monday, November 17, 2003

listening to: tori, in the springtime of his voodoo

oh god. thinking about thanksgiving break just stresses me out, becuase i think of all the shit i have to do before break and it's just like


although i was a good girl and got a lot done last night. and i just read a chapter of my history book. which is, in fact, why i am blogging. because there was this quote... hugh latimer said, "where there is quietness, there is not the truth" and granted this was in reference to the reformation, but i just felt like... it really bugs me when all the democratic candidates, gephardt in particular, trash dean for being angry, and blah blah, the politics of anger are divisive, blaah we're sore losers blah. and i just feel like... we have an incompetent president who was selected by the supreme court, not elected... we're in a war that we got into over a lie, hundreds of people my age are being killed because of this lie... a woman's right to choose is slowly being chipped away at, our civil rights just got huge chunks taken out of them thanks to patriot act and patriot 2...

don't we have the right to be a little pissed off here? more to the point, don't we have an obligation to be pissed off?

and when people say, "why do we need to learn history, it already happened, it's just a bunch of dead white guys..." ... this is why!

because europeans are right to make fun of us! because so many of us don't know what's going on, don't know what our rights are! and i think if a lot more people did know, they might have entirely different opinions. but people just think that the most american thing to do is give george bush blind obedience. and it's not! america was founded on rebellion! freedom! and yeah, there was a lot of hypocrisy going on there, and yeah, there still is, but come on! look how far we've moved forward! and now all of a sudden bush is going backwards! and i mean sometimes i just want to go staple the bill of rights to everyone's door! but it wouldn't matter, because no one would read the damn thing!


yeah, and you thought i was done. i'm not! yesterday, i went to see kerry speak, and i was kind of overhearing the kids behind me... and one of them said, "yeah, i don't really know anything about the candidates... i think i'll just vote for dean, i'm a college student, seems like the thing to do..." and while yes, i am for dean... that is entirely the wrong reason to vote for someone! hooow can people be so apathetic? and come on, i'm not saying you have to religiously follow the debates or anything. but sometimes i really feel like you should have to pass some sort of test to vote. nothing hard, mind you. maybe just something like... "is the person you just voted for pro-life or pro-choice?" or "is the person you just voted for in favor of continuing the war with iraq?" or even "was saddam hussein responsible for 9/11?" (by the way, if you're among the 60% of americans who apparently think he was, sorry! he wasn't!)

*frowls some more*

.... i'm going to go read some spanish. maybe if you're lucky you'll get a coherent entry later ^_^

posted by ~renata~ at 11:05 AM
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