This one is my favorites. It’s a work of art. A masterpiece. It belongs in a history book.
ABC’s 20/20 covered Steubenville on Friday night. They talked to one of the convicted rapists about his football career, underage drinking, and the dangers of social media. You know, THE IMPORTANT STUFF.
For example, here is the editor of Seventeen magazine speaking out about…SOCIAL MEDIA:
These people should DIE!! FUCKING STUPID IS WHAT THEY ARESource: publicshaming
With the recent presidential elections coming up, I have started to think about the past few years under the Obama Administration. I personally think that Obama hasn’t done the best job as our president but I believe we are still much better off with him rather than John McCain. Over the past few months I started to think about democracy in America. I specifically thought about the two party system in our government and what role does it actually play. Why do we have two parties? Why do we need two parties? These questions puzzled me as I tried to figure out what is the real function of the two party system. But if you really start to dig deep into what the two party system is about, you realize that is all a giant game. When Obama was elected president, the Republicans had only one goal for the next four years. That goal was to make sure that Obama is not reelected. This stated goal from the Republican Party made me realize that to not only Republicans but Democrats alike, Politics is a game.
If you start to dissect the goal of the Republicans to make sure Obama is a one term president, you start to think about how they see it as a game rather than an institution of making this country better. We are currently in one of the worst economic climates we have ever had. But the Republicans don’t care about that. Their goal is to make sure that Obama is not reelected. All the Republicans want to do is achieve power and in the process, completely disregard America’s current problems. They have stated that any and all legislation put forth by Obama and the Democratic congress, they will oppose. I ask you, what is the point of doing this? Shouldn’t the Republicans come together as one people and work to better this country and the people who live in it? It seems a bit disingenuous to me.
But then again if a Republican was in office, the Democrats would be working to make sure he is a one term president as well. This is not a Republican only problem, the same issues that plague the two party system works both ways. Democrats are equally as guilty of these kinds of tactics and treating our government as a game to be won rather than a place to improve the welfare of this beautiful nation of ours. Why can’t all members of the government come together and focus on our countries problems? Why can’t politicians work together on creating jobs for the unemployed and working to stimulate the economy? These are questions I don’t have the answer to but I hope that someone out there does. I personally want out politicians to come together and work to better this country and stop all of the bickering and fighting. Then again what do I know? I am just a college kid from California.
If you have been on the internet for the past few days, chances are you have heard about the Kony 2012 movement. It is a movement started by Invisible Children to make a man by the name of Joseph Kony famous. He is a horrible human being who kidnaps children and forces them to become soldiers. This movement wants to make him famous so everyone will know what horrible atrocities he has committed. This movement has sparked a lot of positive and negative reactions. Here I would like to discuss my thoughts on this problem.
I have always been one to contribute to any charitable organization I can because of some inner feeling I have of wanting to help people. This particular movement is no different. I have an intense feeling of hatred towards this man and what he is doing. I really want to contribute to this campaign and end the suffering that this man has brought about. However, I have been swayed from one position to the other every single second and it conflicts with the values I hold dear. I think this a good campaign and I really want to support it. But with all the criticism that has come this campaigns way, I am conflicted with what I should believe. Most people say that this campaign is a sham and that only thirty something percent goes to helping the children of Africa. But then i hear evidence that points to the contrary and i go back to supporting this campaign again. It is a very troublesome problem that I have struggled with over the past few days. Maybe I am making a big deal out of this when i really should not.
I continue to think that this a good charity to support but all of the criticism really rubs me the wrong way. I don’t want to blindly support this charity because of it being “cool” for the few days that it has been up. I want to continue to support for the long haul until this Kony is guy is brought to justice. I want to participate in “cover the night” which is the big event to put up posters about Joseph Kony on April 20. But will I be perceived as doing this because