bryan and i are probably just about the most disconnected people on the world. we don’t watch the news. we don’t read the news. i am only vaguely aware that the primaries are going on; if we were still at the farmhouse, i think i wouldn’t be aware of it at all.
every other day, on the way home from work, i see Ron Paul supporters campaigning on the corner near the goodwill. i envy them–i’ve never been so excited about a candidate as to wave signs at people in passing cars. i’ve never even really Liked a candidate. i’ve been rather apathetic about politics from the get go.
because in my heart i believe all politicians are skunks and liars and dirty-cheats. and, at best, puppets to the big-money corporations that truly run america (walmart, for example.)
so this year i again face such puzzling dilemmas….
am i republican because i’m from an upper-middle-class family that worked its way up from poverty? and because i’m white and christian and because my dad votes republican?
am i a democrat because i was on food stamps this past year and republicans don’t care about people who don’t have money? because i listen to NPR and i’m not sure if i should vote entirely based on issues of morality, since our nation isn’t really (or ever was) a christian nation…
i don’t know. for the most part i feel like my vote doesn’t matter.