I have been lurking on this message board for quite some time. There have been many passionate debates. This truly does feel like one of the most civilized and intelligent communities out there.
But, I just have to ask, why should I care about politics personally?
I hear about politics day-in and day-out. On the news, social media, in books, games, magazines, the radio, random conversations, etc. But, why? Why should I care?
I’m aware that I might be seen as being callous or apathetic, but I see no reason to be engaged with politics unless it is right before or after an election. There is NOTHING I can personally do about abortion, global warming, gun rights, civil rights, or inequality. The phrase “ever little bit counts” is a lie in politics. No, my vote does not change the outcome of an election. No, my donations, or bumper-stickers, or signs on my lawn won’t change ANYTHING. If I where to die tomorrow, the political trajectory of the world would not change a bit.
Why should I care? Sure, I might be very passionate about my ideals and ideology. But, my ideas aren’t going to change anything. If I sat around all day and talked about how we should stop the earth from being engulfed by the sun in 7.58 billion years, people would call me insane for talking about something I obviously have no means of affecting in the slightest. But, if I do the same about politics, it is somehow less crazy?
I guess all I have to say is that i’m tired. There is nothing I can personalty do to solve any of the worlds problems unless I somehow become incredibly rich or influential, which in-of themselves are not really based upon factors I can control. What i’m trying to say is: Why should I care about politics at all if I literally cannot do anything?