Originally Posted by rgrovr
Because Politics matters. Deeply. Even for the Kim Kardashian generation.
It is the compact between people for the stewardship of our society. The same society that provides you the ability to opine about how miserable you are at the level of debate regarding Politics. When you are indifferent to that cause - you show little to no perspective about how our country not only got to be where it is today, but just how fleeting that journey is.
And second of all, this election season and political debate is mild in comparison. Congenial to be frank. If you've been around long enough to remember or study it, every Presidential election in our history has been a contest of sharp words and self-interested definition of political views.
Google your way to the Jefferson vs. Adams campaign (link
)and gain perspective about political mudslinging or attacks if you doubt me.
All well said. I wasn't commenting on the democratic process, which I think your quotes are addressing, but the politics themselves-how they've become pervasive to everything whether you seek it or not. I didn't say I don't care about the issues and am not voting which I think you may have taken it that way. Do you think that campaigns weren't all that different before 24 hour news cycles and social media? Just an interesting thought for discussion: Do you think the overwhelming politicizing of things could lead to popular apathy towards politics in general? Please dude leave this thread if you want to go on about how I'm whining and opining, it isn't the kind of debate we are trying to have here.