I know, I know. I was raised with George Carlin as my mentor in this as well. It’s been my guiding political stance since I was 13 yrs old and saw his HBO shows, got his LP records from garage sales and stuff.
But it’s sort of like our court system: It’s broken and probably always will be yet like having an old car when you can’t afford to replace it, it’s what we have and EVENTUALLY gets us from A to B.
I know I’m a second/third-tier/fourth-tier citizen in this country.
But unlike money, which doesn’t trickle down, a better society that provides for the general welfare of its population, does _if_ we get people in office that might bring us to our goals to what’s correct for a society to move forward.
I know corporations get 80% of a politician’s ears.
But of that 20% that’s left, I want it to be ears that will be sympathetic to issues in my realm, that reflect what I think makes for a healthy society.
So, I put my Carlin on pause this time around. His cheerful nihilism will always guide my thinking but right now, I’m adapting to this new environment, which he didn’t have in his time.
In short, I’m allowing myself to be skeptical of my own skepticism and believe.
I already did the, “They’re all a bunch of crooks” thing for 30+ years of my life.
Two months of saying, “I’ll believe you” long enough to get people in place that might be alright for the job isn’t much of a sacrifice and I’ll go back to Carlin philosophy again later.
So, fair warning: I’ll probably be annoying ’til Nov. I’ll understand if you put me on “Snooze” ’til then but it’d be great if you put Carlin on snooze for that time instead and do a vote for whatever matters to you in Nov.