I hate politics. It is hard to believe in the system anymore when it has turned into a money machine influenced by lobbyists with deep pockets bartering for votes behind the scenes. Not to mention the ridiculous amounts of money the government spends unregulated. Lifetime salaries and benefits for appointed positions. Taxes and social security out of control. I believe the entire system needs a major wake up call and overhaul. Will it happen because of the protests? Not likely. To many hands in the pie to keep the changes from happening.
I was asked if I would participate in the march yesterday and today. I debated on it but even if I wanted to physically I can't. I can't walk for long periods without major pain so marching is out of the question. Would I want to. If it would really help in making the government wake up and make changes, then I would be there even if I had to rent one of those motorized scooters that you see those older folks zipping around in. Also since it is billed as a peaceful protest, which I believe in non-violence, is another plus. Violence would only detract from the message they are trying to get across.
|Opposition against the protest|
I wish all the people luck in their search for changes and maybe something will happen.