Politwitch

Mar. 28th, 2016 08:37 pm
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Theme 002: Complicated

The only reason it's taken me this long to write another post is that I don't know what to do with this prompt!

I guess one place where I've been thinking about complexity a lot is in politics -- I've been wondering lately what I can actually do to improve the state of things. I think I do reasonably well at staying conscious of the news, doing historical research, and having brain-refining discussions, but I live in an area where the government is actually doing a pretty decent job. Which is a weird problem to have? But my vote kinda disappears, and campaigning is a waste of time because most things are pretty well covered, so I don't know what to do with all this energy. I admire political blogs, comics, and vlogs, but I'm not nearly expert enough to make one myself and withstand the tidal wave of internet hatred.

So I started thinking, maybe local politics? Watch city council meetings on Youtube, work up to learning about the state legislature? Maybe I'd find a thing I could do somewhere along the line? And then I started reading about it all, and my brain explooooooded. What do any of these words mean?! When I look them up on Wikipedia, I don't know what any of those words mean, either! Why does everything take so long? Where is all the money going? Why aren't they talking about anything that matters? Where are the women?

I wish there were a micro-focused Comedy Central show to dumb it all down for me. :P And maybe that's the answer -- maybe I really should be trying to make something funny and educational for other people, but on a small scale, for the Oregon niche. That would be a super cool project for a hypothetical someone to tackle. Trouble is, I don't personally have even a little bit of background in political science. Or comedy. I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS.

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