Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Allergic to the counterfeit, impartial to the politics.

Actually I'm not impartial to the politics at all. I won't say I'm up to speed on everything happening, but I do cast my vote when my civil duty is requested. Unfortunately, as I am not currently in the U.S. to sign my ballot, I won't be able to vote for Kitzhaber for Governor. I was raised a democrat, though my grandmother is a right wing, Rush Limbaugh kind of lady, along with the rest of her sisters. I am young, and a lot of young people are liberals. In the German film, the Edukators, one of the characters talks about how he used to go to protests when he was young, hot headed and rallying for change, truly liberal. But, he got a job, got married, had children, and the next thing he knew, he voted conservative. I think age has a lot to do with political stance. Older people are set in their ways, they don't want change, they want to keep all the money they've worked so hard to earn in their lifetime. Young people could pack up and move away to a foreign country and not have obligations such as mortgages, and elderly parents to care for, or children or even high paying jobs they'd be afraid to leave. (Okay, I'm saying most young people, not all.) Just some food for thought I suppose. Oh and the Edukators is a brilliant film, watch it.

A few images I found entertaining posted below. Just because.

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