Politics. Are you interested?

@arkaf61 (10882)
Canada
June 25, 2007 10:44pm CST
There was a point in my life where I was quite interested in politics. I was active, I was informed, I was interested. However as the years passed and I learned more, I just lost interest. I heard a quote in a movie where a politician said " I'm a politician, when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollipops!" and boy does that sound right LOL Nowadays I don't really pay much attention. I find that even the ones that have great plans and are sincere when they start, it doesn't last much. What about you guys, are you interested in politics? Do you favor a party? Do you pay attention at all?
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22 responses
• United States
26 Jun 07
My family was involved in politics and I was always proud that my father was so active in the local government. So was my Uncle Curtis and my nephew Kraig..but I never got involved as it was not my cup of tea..the pay was not great..for all those meeting you have to go to..and everyone thinks you are getting rich at their expense..my father was a tax collector..and he did not get to keep the money..my mother had to work hard helping him out..and she never got paid much.. Politics on the National level is too overwhelming..it is like a circus..there is not much difference in the Democrats or the Republicans..they both promise the world..but when they get elected..sorry..we can't help you...life is unfair
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
I'm not interested anymore as much as I do before. I lost my interest as well when I saw what other politicians was doing just to win votes. Its merely for their own contentment and not for the public. In our city Politics was so dirty that even crimes are committed during campaign election. But I see to it that I weigh the candidates before I vote.. (,")
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@jazzygdc7 (285)
• United States
26 Jun 07
not really interested but i only vote during the presential elections. Other than that, I do not follow politics
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
26 Jun 07
I'm like you. I still vote. I follow the rule that " there might not be any candidate that I really want to win, but there sure will be many I don't want to. So in case of doubt, I vote against" :)
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@xParanoiax (6998)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I loathe politics. Unfortunately, due to recent world events..I can't really NOT pay attention. I probably fit the definition of some party, or none of them..but I really don't care. I don't really support any particular group in politics..and the more I learn about the government, the politicians, our president, just..everything over all..the less I like it. But I've made it my job to tell every day people, the important things. The things that affect THEM directly. As of late, it's mostly been bad news..but you know..whatever, my job doesn't pay anything..but that doesn't mean it's not important.
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I try not to get involved. I really get upset over some people spouting off at the mouth with no real facts behind their theories, so I just steer clear. Although I am registered Republican, I don't really favor a party, when I vote, I base it on the candidates and what I think about them and their platforms. Not their party distinction.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
26 Jun 07
Hello,arkaf61,honestly,i am not really interested in politics,in fact,most of the aussies do not really pay much attention on politics.I do not have any preferences on any parties,few months ago,it was really a hard choice for me in the voting of elections as i did not have much ideas at all.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Politics in itself is not bad nor good. Usually we humans making up the politics world are the ones making it all ugly and quite negative for now. It is never a surprise why a lot of people are turned off of the kind of politics we are having now. But we also need people who will still be interested of politics so that they could a light in that very dark world.
@naadia (830)
• India
26 Jun 07
actually i am not interested may be because i am young or may be because i am a girl,but i love to vote .next year i will be able to vote.i am waiting for that.there is a indian film 'yuva'(means young people) which tells that young people should come forward to politics then only india will free from this corruption.i like that type of politics.but who care about politics,all want to be engineer,doctor but no one want to be a politician!
• Italy
12 Jan 08
I'm really into politics, I like to get informed on the political facts of my country, Italy. Maybe because we have a strange situation (televisions controlled by the leader of the right party) and I get angry with people who are not interested in informing on what politicians effectively have done, they just vote what the television say. I think the idea "they are all equal, they all stink" is what politicians like us to think, coz they can do everything and then say that everyone does it. In my country the left party does bad things too, but IMHO a lot less than the right one, and some people seem really concerned about the future of Italy, they even do impopular acts to save the economy
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
I was too, long time ago. I still like to be informed and I"m careful with my votes - prefer to make my own mind - but that's about it. Sure they can do a lot, but what they do is not with our best interest in mind unless it serves them as well for some reason.
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I hate politics, for me they're just after the money and the power.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun 07
No I don't and if I am honest I never have done as far as I am concerned it is a lot of rubbish lol I mean I didn't even know that we got a new Prime Minister today until I watched the News tonight and I am only watching that because of the Flooding where my Kids are I don't normally watch the news either
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• Philippines
26 Jun 07
I am interested in politics but its not about running. Since I am a very sociable person, I am interested about people's affair. Maybe I could do some help in other ways but I wouldnt want to hold positions where we need to run in order to have them. I am willing to assist in political affairs.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
26 Jun 07
I have never been interested in politics, online or offline. However, I enjoy strategy games and watching shows on such. Perhaps I am more interested in understanding their strategies.
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
19 Feb 08
no.....sprry in italy the politics are a fun, lie, joker that tella lol.....not interest.nothing change and people pay wrong ao political man i'm tired but no one do nothing for change,,,,,,,,,, myryam
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
19 Feb 08
THat's the feeling for many people worldwide. IT just feels hopeless since most of the really important things hardly change and people are feeling more and more that politics are there to benefit only whoever the politicians want to. Pitty, but a general feeling, and one that gets people - like me - less interested.
• Canada
25 Jan 08
Before David and I met I could care less about politics and thought they were all a bunch of blow-hards who talked a lot and did little of what they said. When we got together David started sharing his understanding of politics, the impact of foreign policy and I began to take a real interest...and that increased after 911 and all the shenanigans that the Bush administration has pulled and the effect it has had in global terms. I probably know more about American politics than Canadian. However, I am concerned about Harper and how our country would be affected if he had a majority government. Too right--wingy for my taste. So yes, I do pay attention...do not favor a party...and would probably be more of a libritarian in my political views. I am of the mind that there is too much government interference in our basic human rights. Look how it is in Canada...the government decides what we can and cannot watch on television and won't allow competitiveness within the industry. Bell and Starchoice...whoopie...aren't we lucky. No HBO for Canadians...goodness it might warp our brains. Oh goodness...time to sign off I am starting to rant. My governors are not as sharp because it is 1:45 AM and my brain is tired. So goodnight...check your comment section and we'll pick up where we left off real soon! Cheers my friend, Raia
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
WIth me it was a bit the opposite. I was quite interested in politics. Portugal had quite some problems - the major one being a dictatorship -. Things were complicated and a lot of the young people were waking up to politics just by knowing of all the wrong things happening. After the revolution everyone was into politics, of course. I had plenty of hopes and was quite interested in seing how things would be fixed. As I grew up I just lost my interest. Don't get me wrong, I still think it is important to be informed so we can make the right decisions but I don't keep hopes, really. I"m also not under any illusions that anything done is with our best interests at heart - that's why I think being informed is important. I guess I'm contradicting myself. Maybe. I just am not interested in politics in the sense that i don't really believe them, but of course people need to be informed in order to defend ourselves :)
@anniepa (27240)
• United States
14 Jan 08
If ever there was a time when we all should be paying attention here in the U.S. it's now. Say all you like about how they're all only out for their own power and none of them have the best interests of the nation at heart but I feel it's our duty to pay attention and if we're not satisfied with our choices do something about it! I don't mean throw our own hats into the ring - heck, the average person can't possibly afford to even run for a minor local office - but write letters to the editor, contact your representatives at the state and national level and make your voice heard. Being apathetic is the most dangerous thing of all to do. Annie
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
18 Jan 08
Yes, I once felt like you. DOn't get me wrong, I make sure that I make the best of my votes and I am informed enough to be able to know what I want and why. but am I really interested? DO I really believe all the ideas that they are working for me? No. I don't, at least not in general.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
27 Jun 07
I try to be interested in politics because I know it affects my life in many ways that might not be immediately apparent. However, since I live in a small town kind of in it's own little place (on a peninsula out in Lake Superior)... sometimes things like politics seem very far away! I don't claim any party, because I'd rather choose politicians I vote for based on their own platforms and ideas, but I do tend to find myself voting Democratic most of the time. There are certain issues that are very important to me, and whenever I watch a debate I wait for them to be mentioned, to see what each politician says about them. I also do look at websites that break down for me what politicians have to say about important matters!
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• India
27 Jun 07
s,im intrested in politics...but it needs lot of money 2 get in
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@musu112 (528)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Neverrrrr, I am always out of all this dirty politics, no offences please, this is only my view for the politics
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• United States
27 Jun 07
I am interested in politics, however, I don't know where to get the facts. Some papers they say are liberal, others conservative. I can't believe it black or white. I think the majority of the people don't really have a clue about politics and how the government works. Honestly, I don't know if have know anything.
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