Well, I AM going to mention the election and the results. Since I use my TV only for watching DVDs, I thankfully missed all of the hype, nastiness, name-calling, and whatever else passed for campaigning. I fully supported Obama and am immensely pleased with his landslide victory. It gives me new hope that perhaps we can turn this country around again. There has been so much talk in past years and elections about "returning to "family values," and things like that. And that's fine as long as we're sure we know what and whose values those might be. However, IMHO, those "values" have turned into being good little consumers, going into debt to buy the latest things advertised as "needs," blindly lock-stepping to demands from the political machine in Washington D.C. in order to support an unpopular war with no conceivable end in the near future, a war that has taken the lives of TOO many of our sons and daughters, a completely unnecessary war, one we were led into by false information.
To me, there's only one way to go from here: up. And, it's up to us as American citizens with brains to use those brains and think for ourselves. The current economic, social, political, and military catastrophes have been coming for a long time--they're not just recent things. And we have allowed them to happen. It's time to take back our country by spending less time shopping and more time letting our leaders know what we need, making sure they do what we elected them to do, asking for and expecting accountability. We no longer have the option of sitting back and going along with whatever others think is best for us.
I'd like to thank those of you who got out there and worked in any way for whatever candidate you supported, and all of you who took the time to vote. That's the only way our country will work.
Okay, off the soapbox now. I've always been a very political person, one who can't be afraid to express my political opinions and beliefs just because there are some who might disagree with me. Disagreement opens up conversation, and conversation leads to honesty.
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