Wow, I finally understand.

@taface412 (3177)
United States
September 30, 2008 7:43pm CST
I finally understand what all the fuss was about. This is the first presedential election I am actively following. This is the first time I have really began to realize that our government needs a lot of help. This is the first time I fully realized how no matter what we the people have a voice and reasoning to make significant changes to our future. Now in defense to the past non-voting years I have to say they were in protest because I had lost faith that there were people in government positions who actually realized they were serving us. And I owe my change of attitude to my googling Ron Paul months ago. And I owe a big apology to all those people who I told years ago..."I don't care about the elections." Who knows maybe my measily little vote (after taking the time out to research the candidates myself) would have made a difference. Because as I am watching all the panic over Wall Street and the government bail out unfolding before me on the news....I can't help but think back about the Depression and Black Friday. Yes, I did pay some attention in History class. ANd I also listened to my father tell the story (as he has just as recent as today because of people being afraid of a Depression) of my Grandfather explaining to him what his father told him during the Depression era. My great grandfather was a farmer and my grand father worked on the farm with him. He simply explained to him that no matter what happened they were going to still work their farm, grow their crops, and barter their yields. Now I know we are not in that time period....but the logic can still be applied to us today. If we panic we will most definitely feel lost and lose out. But if we do what we have always done (besides rack up bad credit, etc.) we may be able to turn a negative into a positive. The other day Orman was on Oprah and she was talking about investments. She even mentioned about how if anyone has money (cash) now they may make a big profit when the shift turns upwards again in the market. Think about it buy low....so sometimes we can make a good thing out of a bad thing. And that is not to take the sting out of this. Because I am just as concerned with my own investments....but if I had the cash I would follow this advice. So this is my little thought tonight about everything and my public apology for my lack of concern in the past because I was making my political statement.....which I should have just written in a name instead of being lost with the others who did not care to vote.
1 response
• United States
1 Oct 08
Glad your eyes have been opened. Now don't watch any news channel that has a "C" in their name, they will tell you whose fault its not and never take any blame for themselves. Think about the good things that the American people can do in order to prove that our politicians are nothing more than watch dogs for their own butts.
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@taface412 (3177)
• United States
1 Oct 08
so true, so true. And as a woman I know just exactly how gossip works learned that well before I my new found interest in politics and it further my understanding of how feminine the media is covering issues as to why a person would use a Green screen while speaking....and other such non voting issues that really do not mean a thing. I only watch those "c" channels when there are debates and announcements being made. And as a disclaimer to anyone it was not an insult to call the media feminine....it's an insult to us they use this as a way to get people involved with issues of nonimportance. Thanks for the input gitfiddle.