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02 November 2004 @ 07:17 pm
Bush is a uncle fucker!
Mikerosco55 on November 2nd, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
seriously, how stupid has this country become? We were smart enough to vote for Clinton twice, how did we stick our collective heads that far up our ass? Heres to hoping the trend reverses.....
the subliminal messagereynaldo77 on November 2nd, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
As much as I hate Bush, and liked Clinton, I have to question that logic. Our country should have enough separate and popular political parties that no party ever has a solid lead in anything...that's the whole original point of our governmental system: to prevent any individual faction from gaining the majority of power. But with two large factions competing, the whole point is completely lost! We need a serious reworking of our system, so that this whole two-party system bullshit stops for good. They're both bad, not because of their motives or beliefs, but because they are breaking the structure of our government together by comprising such a vast majority.
Mikerosco55 on November 2nd, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
your point about our checks and balances is valid, but if you look to the history of our country in our life time (reagan-now) we begin to see a huge shift. It's close, but we've had a Republican House and Senate, and a conservative court, leaving Clinton as the only powerful liberal member of a checks and balance system that is perjoritvely Republican. Add to that the media and we see a huge spin towards conservativism. Unfortunately, in this day and age free speech is only available to those who can afford it, which is why we see only 2 mega-parties. The fact that so few people actively seek change is what I question as our stupidity. The political process does not only happen every 4 years, you can vote EVERY year!
the subliminal messagereynaldo77 on November 2nd, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
Totally...it drives me crazy how little the majority of citizens actually know (or care) about their government. I have no problem with a conservative emphasis in our government, that was originally why our country was founded...but conservatives now don't really give real conservatism a good name at all. They are themselves becoming the very thing that our founding conservative fathers were trying to keep at bay...a majority faction of people with special interests...mainly money and power.

Part of me wants to say, "hell our country is still a good place to live, I can still be happy if I don't think of it as a democratic nation anymore..." but the other part of me wants to start a revolution. I think I'll just wait and see for a while.
the subliminal message: BSDaemonreynaldo77 on November 2nd, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
Do you go to U of O? I'm from Portland and know a lot of people who went there...most have graduated though. Eugene is one of few cities I like in Oregon other than Portland :-P
Mikerosco55 on November 3rd, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, UO is pretty cool, but I'm beginning to lose faith in our state :-(
After Measure 36 (banning gay maraige), and our pitiful economy I'm counting the days till I can leave
the subliminal messagereynaldo77 on November 3rd, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Eugene
Yeah, I was very dissapointed when I heard about measure 36 passing. The sharp divide between the people in large cities vs. rural areas on issues like that is pretty scary to me...I fear civil war within 10 years if things don't turn around.