Okay, let me preface this political post by making a confession: I don't follow politics. Like, at all. It's not because I'm uneducated, or because the pointless drama and mudslinging pisses me off to the point of purposely shoving my head into a shitpile in order to avoid listening to it. No, it's because I honestly, wholeheartedly, do not care.
Before you try cramming that "civic duty" crap down my throat, I do get off my ass and vote. Usually. If the line isn't too long. But a simple Google search will tell me what candidates side with me on whatever issues I deem to be most important each election cycle; there's no need to get caught up in the crapslinging that goes on for over two long, agonizing, colon-clenching years before the ballots even hit the box.
You see, I may be on the oldest fringe of the Millennial generation, but I feel like me and my peers are the fully justified forefathers (and foremothers, thank you very much) of the Age of Apathy.
And that night, like the rest of the nation, I tuned in to see the outcome of Bush vs. Gore.
With 24-hour news and social media always running, the big elections have become nothing more than an aggravating (and highly overrated, in my opinion) reality show. You may call in and cast your vote to feel like you're a part of it, but the producers <cough> Koch Brothers<cough> are ultimately going to decide who wins, and in the end, it really doesn't matter anyway. This current overflowing pot of shit stew will eventually boil down to two candidates that are really just different cheeks of the same American ass.