I’ve never been very political. I’ve never had much interest in the political structure of this country as much as I do in 2016. After becoming a father of two boys and an uncle to young nephews and nieces, as well as a husband to an awesome wife, I now see the importance of paying attention to the politics of the world today.
The politics of the world today become the ways of the world tomorrow.
If we, the people, choose to elect someone to represent us politically, we expect them to do just that:
- Serve the people of a certain area.
- Advocate on behalf of the economic needs and political interests of the people.
We don’t expect to revert back to a day and time that was bad for the people economically as well as socially. We don’t expect to have to deal with more injustices than before they were elected. This is what’s happening now. It’s been happening for quite some time. It’s gotten to a certain point, too worse for words. I’ve been struggling for months to find a way to express my feelings of the current state of our union. I still can’t find the words.
Although, I do have a sort-of theory or an analogy, if you would. At first, I was disgusted with the fact that our election season had been taken over by TV drama. But then, as it all unfolded, I got more into politics. I felt like I needed to educate myself more before it all went too far. In the process, I began to uncover cracks in the foundation of this faulty system that has failed us way too many times. The analogy I came up with is this: We all go out to eat at the same restaurant. Some of us enjoy the meal. Some of us don’t. Those of us who don’t like the meal figure we need new recipes or a different chef. Well, that might help change things if the stove wasn’t broken.
That’s how I feel about politics. Don’t blame the chef, or his recipes, when the stove is broken.
Too many policies are built upon a broken system. We can’t expect to get different results with a newly-elected official when the job of said elected official is to do for a country, or its general public, what represents only a portion of the whole. Laws and regulations that are still in use today have been on the books for centuries, sometimes. If you haven’t heard, a lot of those laws and regulations are one-sided.
The system has never been designed to work for the minority culture. It doesn’t matter what minority you can think of. We all get the short end of the stick. Blacks, Latinos, Asians, women. Then the other portion of the whole is hell bent on self destruction. When the majority population of the country is living in a bubble, it’s sort of dangerous for those of us outside that bubble. The way I’m seeing things set up. It’s Jim Crow 2.0.
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