Election Day is fast approaching and never in my life have I felt so conflicted. The media hyperbole on the process, for me, is the equivalent of dragging my nails down a chalkboard while simultaneously having my teeth drilled at the dentist. A fellow blogger friend recently mentioned the polarizing nature of politics these days and hypothesized that it is perhaps a systemic problem in our current political party system. I tend to agree, but not to loudly because then someone may point a finger in my direction and say well why don’t you do something about it.
It is far easier for me to look from the outside and pontificate on how broken the system is, to rail against the injustices and wonton waste, to complain and gripe about the loss of our rights, to bemoan the fact that both sides of the party find it exceptionally easy to spend other people’s money, to categorize and label the ineptitude of our officials to use common sense, to exalt my own justifications on how it should go.
I don’t like the choices for President, I don’t want to accept “the lesser of 2 evils” as some have put it. It isn’t that I am polarized by my party, (I am an independent), the fact is though both candidates have some positive ideas, the ideas can’t be separated from the rest of the package and …frankly, in my estimation both packages miss the mark on how to turn this country around. and as long as we are on the subject how many others feel the same way, (and if this is a larger problem then my lone voice on some nondescript blog here in the digital realm), how many of us won’t vote because of this chasm of conscience. Whether consciously or subconsciously I guess I and perhaps you are polarized on the issues facing us at this very important time.
This is just me… But really, How do you feel?