How should I respond? (Should I respond?) And how do I figure out which apartment that network belongs to?
From Voter Disgust Isn’t Just About Issues in today’s NYT:
… [I]ndependent voters have tended to side with whichever party can legitimately claim not to be in charge at the moment, and ideology doesn’t have a whole lot to do with it.
Oh, America, land of dissent. I mean, this nation was pretty much founded on subverting “the man”. In 1776 that was King George and his taxes, but today it’s big business, your landlord, etc. Not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing, though. What we really need to examine is why “the man” has shifted from some outside force to American organizations. (But then I suppose people might just hate being taxed).
Later in the same article:
These voters did not hate politicians. They simply saw both parties, along with the news media and big business, as symptoms of the larger societal ailment. And this underlying perception, that politicians in Washington conduct themselves just as childishly and with the same lack of accountability as the students throwing chicken casserole in the lunchroom, may well be the principal emotion behind the electorate’s propensity to vote out whoever holds power.
I wonder if the American political machine is too entrenched for anything other than a massive revolution to initiate reform. Man, what a weird time to be living in history. Economic upheaval, political unrest, really great TV… I really would like to see what the future is going to say about our generation.