Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ignorance is Bliss

I liked Alicia Colon's column about voters: "When Donald Trump makes speeches acknowledging these governmental handouts for anybody but American citizens and legal residents, he is speaking to the anger of so many everywhere so why should we be surprised he is leading the pack. But if this country is such a mess, don’t we, the people, bear some of that responsibility? It may seem amusing when late night shows mock the stupidity of those interviewed who can’t identify any politician, even the vice president or well known senators. The country is in such a mess because there are too many of us who say they’re not interested in politics.
We need to know exactly who’s running our lives and one can almost be certain that if it’s a Democrat, your taxes will go up, your civil rights will be limited unless you are a chosen minority or undocumented immigrant. You can also bet on the income redistribution from the makers to the takers and our national security will be imperiled even more than Europe’s.
The America that Trump wants to make great again is still here but unless we start waking up and start voting smart, we are all Brussels."

I know people who have absolutely no interest in current events or politics and seem completely unfazed by terrorist attacks, and you can't talk to them about these things. How is this possible in this day and age?

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