I dunno. My sour taste for politicians started at the age of 8 and I watched, barely understanding any of it, the Reagan / Carter / Anderson race in 1980.
I watched the people being released, Reagan taking credit, and even at 8, remembering that the Peanut farmer guy was the one working on it. Reagan reminded me of my , who liked taking credit for things I did.
Anyway, never saw any improvement through the years with any of ‘em.
They say whatever it takes to get people to stand behind them. They sling mud at the competition. They say anything to convince people that they’re the best around, or at least not the worst.
I vote ’cause it’s my civic duty but I could never get idealistic about any of ‘em *or* be able to see where one is worse than another.
Nope. No dad here. Mom was working and going to college – no time to explain any of this stuff to me.
Grandmother watched Doctor Who and Science shows.
But I was glued to the TV. Anderson was intriguing because he was called a “dark horse”. I didn’t know what a dark horse was but it sounded interesting.
I knew about Carter because I did a 3rd grade book report on Carter the Peanut Farmer. So all I knew is he was a Peanut farmer who became president and talked kinda funny.
I *probably* got the idea from some news pundit who criticized Reagan for taking credit when Carter did the work.
I was glued to the news as a kid. Not now though. All BS.
I’m here ’cause I enjoy engaging with people about a wide variety of topics and I especially enjoy analyzing various subcultures I run across online.
I loosely join in (in this case Philosophy and related groups for the past year), learn a bunch and then I usually leave.
I’ve been hanging around these a BIT longer since the influx of a novel subculture that entered this realm.
Before this, it was furries. Before that, it was bronies.
The recent expansion of the 4chan pol subculture onto the wider net is novel to me. At first I thought there was a relationship to new atheist subculture (which I was trying to comprehend during my time with the Philosophy groups) – but there’s not – it’s completely distinctive even though they share some characteristics.
Most recently, a small group of self-described scientific racialists have appeared – a group of approximately 7-15, although total count is difficult as each hold multiple accounts under various names and I really don’t care for exactness as this is not a scientific study.
I engage and enjoy the conversations.