I’ve never really been interested in learning much about politics, mostly because it pisses me off. I was talking with Zach about his divorce which lead to talk of BAH and how soon it might start to decrease by 5% yearly. Which will be decided by congress. The men who make 5000000000000000x more than he does. The men who can afford large homes, yachts, planes and other expensive things.
This of course led me to my rant about how people who play sports for a living make more than my boyfriend WHO SIGNED UP TO DIE FOR THIS FUCKING COUNTRY IF HE HAS TO. Which one of those bitches would willingly get shot at for the country they live in? It just makes me so fucking angry that these men and women who defend all of our fucking rights HAVE TO USE FOODSTAMPS. FUCKING FOOD STAMPS!!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW?!?!
I just…I think that this is the generation where a lot of things go to shit and nothing changes. I mean for fuck sakes people are trying to regress women’s rights, to control individuals bodies. And I see so many of those stupid fucking change.org and whitehouse.gov petitions that get so many damn signatures but nothing happens.
Because these millions and millions of people don’t have the millions and millions of dollars to back there shit up. Because apparently that is what you need to have. You need to be a 50+ privileged, rich, white guy for shit to change. Out of 535, I think, members of Congress 102 are women and 42 are POC. Only 19% of its members have active duty military service background, which is down from 80% in 1977!! “According to a Gallup Poll released in July 2013, the 113th Congress had the highest disapproval rating of any Congress since 1974, when data first started being collected: 78% of Americans surveyed said that they disapproved of the job Congress was doing, while only 15% said that they approved.In October 2013, during the government shutdown, this slipped to ten percent approval according to several polls.” (source)
I just can’t understand how people don’t give a shit about other people. I know it’s now a fact of life, I see it every single day but I just don’t understand it. And this lack of caring is why minimum wage won’t go up, it’s why people care more about the fetus of a rape victim than the actual person who was raped. This is why I think this is the generation who could solve so many issues but is being held back by the previous generation refusing to give up their power.
This is only a small portion of what I ranted about to boyfriend but if I keep going here like I did there I’ll throw up or commit mass murder. I’m sure there is some deep understanding of the oligarchy we’re pretending is still a democracy that people will want to add to this but I’m probably not going to read it. I’m not trying to offend or be a bitch but I can’t mentally handle all of this and the reality that’s slowly come crashing down about our shitty world. On the other hand by current biggest post is a bdsm related one at 80 notes so I doubt this will go far either.