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Post Reply Is it weird that I don't want to be involved in politics?
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No however, politics is extremely important and should not be ignored. The political elites pass laws and regulations that do affect you; dropping out of and not contributing makes it easier for these elites to act freely and without consequence.



“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. ”

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All I can say is those who don't take an active part in the politics and leadership of their country have lost all right to complain about anything. Bend over lazy people and prepare the vaseline if you don't want to take an active part in shaping your country.
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No, there is nothing wrong with it. Politicians are generally unlikable, they routinely lie and behave hypocritically and show only superficial concern. Further, the electoral college ensures that it is extremely unlikely your vote will change anything...unless it happens to align with a majority.

Your so called representation don't care what you think. According to Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) who analyzed 20 years of public opinion and legislative action, the opinions of 90% of country made no significant difference. Who did they listen to? Lobbyist and large donors. In most cases the interest of large corporations and wealthy individuals win out. At least in the U.S, the Supreme Court has said this corruption is perfectly legal and protected by the 1 st Amendment. Even if public opinion does manage to derail some unpopular legislative action initially, procedural shenanigans are used to pass it anyway, such as attaching it to important funding legislation that is often too long for anyone to read entirely between the time it is released and a vote is taken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tu32CCA_Ig
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Not at all. I wasn't interested in politics until just recently, and even still, there are plenty of aspects that I don't care about (mostly because I feel like I have no influence over them)
Posted 4/21/16
here you go some important reminders: electorial college

https://youtu.be/W9H3gvnN468 -have a look at it kk
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qualeshia3 Is it weird that I don't want to be involved in politics?


No. I like Stephen Colbert. Does that count?
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nooneinparticular wrote:

No, there is nothing wrong with it. Politicians are generally unlikable, they routinely lie and behave hypocritically and show only superficial concern. Further, the electoral college ensures that it is extremely unlikely your vote will change anything...unless it happens to align with a majority.

Your so called representation don't care what you think. According to Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) who analyzed 20 years of public opinion and legislative action, the opinions of 90% of country made no significant difference. Who did they listen to? Lobbyist and large donors. In most cases the interest of large corporations and wealthy individuals win out. At least in the U.S, the Supreme Court has said this corruption is perfectly legal and protected by the 1 st Amendment. Even if public opinion does manage to derail some unpopular legislative action initially, procedural shenanigans are used to pass it anyway, such as attaching it to important funding legislation that is often too long for anyone to read entirely between the time it is released and a vote is taken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tu32CCA_Ig


Don't feed me that bullshit mate, there are what 318 million people in the US. That many voices can't be ignored as long as you get your act together and speak as one. Hell it's how your fucking country was founded, revolution against the powers that be whose rules and laws you didn't like.

How about ya take a page out of history and do it again if all of you feel so strongly about it.
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Despite to what politicians preach today we have "the right to vote" not "the obligation to vote" so in that sense there's nothing wrong with you having no interest in politics. The only problem lies in the fact that despite you not being interested in politics they'll always have an interest in you, the way you live and your life in general. For college students the wrong politicians in charge could mean higher education costs, school funding cuts, higher tax rates on the income you make, they even may affect your opportunities for retirement down the line by allowing banks to cut interest altogether, affecting the stock market, affecting the national debt, etc. The only way of actually avoiding politics altogether is moving onto a deserted island and living life out as a hermit.
Posted 4/21/16

Ranwolf wrote:


nooneinparticular wrote:

No, there is nothing wrong with it. Politicians are generally unlikable, they routinely lie and behave hypocritically and show only superficial concern. Further, the electoral college ensures that it is extremely unlikely your vote will change anything...unless it happens to align with a majority.

Your so called representation don't care what you think. According to Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) who analyzed 20 years of public opinion and legislative action, the opinions of 90% of country made no significant difference. Who did they listen to? Lobbyist and large donors. In most cases the interest of large corporations and wealthy individuals win out. At least in the U.S, the Supreme Court has said this corruption is perfectly legal and protected by the 1 st Amendment. Even if public opinion does manage to derail some unpopular legislative action initially, procedural shenanigans are used to pass it anyway, such as attaching it to important funding legislation that is often too long for anyone to read entirely between the time it is released and a vote is taken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tu32CCA_Ig


Don't feed me that bullshit mate, there are what 318 million people in the US. That many voices can't be ignored as long as you get your act together and speak as one. Hell it's how your fucking country was founded, revolution against the powers that be whose rules and laws you didn't like.

How about ya take a page out of history and do it again if all of you feel so strongly about it.



Idealistic too say the least. I don't feel that strongly about it, in fact it can rot for all I care.
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Nope, I dedicated myself to the sciences. I have difficulty feigning an interest in modern politics. I'll leave that for the better informed unless circumstance dictates for my attention.

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all dem negativity and elitism be chasing peeps away
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Posted 4/21/16
Thanks a lot guys.
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Posted 4/21/16
The ignorance of the population is just as bad as the corruption in politics.
It definitely will affect you and your family at many points in your life. The health of the economy will affect if you can get a job, afford a house or be able to live the way you want.
The people not showing an interest now are going to be the same people who wished they had when their rights are taken from them in the near or not so distant future.
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If you decide to ignore politics because you think it has nothing to do with you, you are wrong. Where I live (Alabama), the state legislature repeatedly takes money out of the education budget to fund other parts of the government. The result being a less intelligent population 18 years from now. They are right now trying to pass an $800 million dollar project to build new prisons and plan to pay for it by increasing car tag fees for everyone. The reason they get away with this is because only religious conservative people bother to vote in this state while the majority of normal sensible people say it's too much trouble or pointless.
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Posted 4/21/16

descloud wrote:

Not at all.


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