I've never really had an interest in politics.
As a child I remember watching the adults in the family scream at each other about politics, and I never understood why they got so angry. I never really wanted to understand. I just wanted to run and hide...I hated the screaming.
I grew up with an aversion to politics and political discussion, and even now I find myself reluctant to self-educate when it comes to the federal government. I honestly don't believe that we have any sort of control over who ends up in office...on a national level, anyway. Why bother, if the guy who ends up in office really is pretty much the same as the guy before him? This is the same reason I didn't bother registering to vote until a couple of years ago, and why I'm registered as an Independent. I don't agree or disagree fully with either of the major parties, and refuse to pick a "side" when the loudest members of either "side" tend to be single-issue voters.
So I avoid the discussions...and I avoid the namecalling...and I avoid the crap. It's exhausting, it's disheartening, and I'm sick of hearing and reading about it. I find myself skimming more and more posts because I just don't have the heart to read about it. It all sucks, it's not getting any better, and I think expecting things to improve might be a bit foolhardy. I really don't think anything's going to get better without revolution...and I don't know if that would actually make anything better. I just see the country swirling 'round the bowl, and I wonder when we'll eventually go down the drain.
I know this post will anger more than a few people out there, and it may make some of you decide to stop reading what Chris and I have to say...and frankly, I don't care. Call me whatever you will, but I'm just burnt out on all of it.