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How to cure politics
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How to cure politics

I was sitting here overhearing the news on TV and I realized how little any of that shit really matters. If you watch the news every day and get annoyed/depressed or affected in any way by what the politicians are rambling about, then they win. They have control over your life. The best thing you can do is just ignore it. They can't rule your life without your permission. Watching their every move is giving them permission and is eating up time you could spend actually living, actually doing things that matter to you. They're not worth that time. Most of the things they do will make very little difference to your life anyway, so fuck it.


EDIT: Politicians are like trolls... just don't feed them, and everything will be fine. Laugh

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If our government didn't have control of the most powerful military in human history, I'd agree with you. But the NSA showed us, at least in America, what can happen when the public stops paying attention.

Unless we watch the politicions, they'll start watching us.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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If nobody took the politicians seriously, they would have no power, because nobody would obey any of their laws or orders or anything. I know 99% of the human population will not make this work because they're scared of people with power, but the irony is that without their fear, those people would have no power in the first place.

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SoulRiser Wrote:If nobody took the politicians seriously, they would have no power, because nobody would obey any of their laws or orders or anything. I know 99% of the human population will not make this work because they're scared of people with power, but the irony is that without their fear, those people would have no power in the first place.
Fear, unfortunately, is not so easily cleansed from the masses. Infact, the only plausible way to clear fear from the world would be to instill a greater, yet temporary fear in their hearts that would expire when all the politicians are gone. There are obvious problems with this, but damn it, it's all I can come up with right now.

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the proplem is if no one took them serously no one would vote on there ideas but them. and we would end up taking it up the ass.

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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SoulRiser Wrote:If nobody took the politicians seriously, they would have no power, because nobody would obey any of their laws or orders or anything. I know 99% of the human population will not make this work because they're scared of people with power, but the irony is that without their fear, those people would have no power in the first place.

It depends though,

When the Germans voted Hitler in, they didn't take him seriously, none of their polititions had ever done what they said they would, why would this new guy be any different...

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classclown Wrote:the proplem is if no one took them serously no one would vote on there ideas but them. and we would end up taking it up the ass.
For once, I agree with classclown. Today's governments and militaries are too well established to just ignore. When an individual President carries around a briefcase filled with enough nuclear launch codes to take out all life on Earth, the game changes. The people have to be vigilant and let the politicions know that they can't get away with things behind their backs.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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