How can we be moving backwards? How?
We can be moving backwards because people stopped paying attention and grew complacent. They thought the people they elected had their best interests at heart, when they only cared about self interest.
How can we be moving backwards? We stopped having the important conversations, fighting the fights with our neighbours and friends. We stopped when they said they were Republican based on “Faith issues” without questioning their common sense openly and out right. We stopped asking them whether or not they understood that voting on “faith based issues” meant that they were voting against their own self interest and for a party or system which wanted to remove the rights that their fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers, as well as mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers sacrificed for.
We are moving backward because reality television became more important than C-Span. The news became deceptive, where local issues are not covered because they are not “sexy”. We do not educate our citizenry on the how’s and why’s and we do it so that money can reign supreme.
That’s how we’re moving backwards. And, we need to stop. Make up the ground we’ve lost, and go back. I knew this at 16. When my mother told me not to talk politics at Thanksgiving or Christmas, I blatantly disregarded her. She finally gave in when the SCOTUS handed the country to a moron who did everything he could to destroy it.
It’s sad, really, that so few people in this country understand the correlation that how they’re voting is really, tragically hurting them and making their rights, that they think they are assured, disappear. The Constitution lists our rights, but it is an incomplete document. And, even then, too few women observe the very basic and most important right that their foremothers went through hell to secure. When women act like it’s a good thing that they don’t understand who to vote for or why, I want to give them a hug, then smack them in the face, while taking away their damn purses, make-up, and shoes for a month, while they sit down and actually watch the BBC and read things like the People’s History of the United States…
I could go on… but I think my rant is now over. Sorry, OP. I just… had a lot to say on this issue…
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