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The State of Celebrity Politics

Posted in Liberal, Life, Politics, Snowflake, Society, Trump, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2017 by rikki5

I started out this year in a sincere attempt to dissent, as my right as an American.  I read I had the right to do this in the Declaration of Independence. I was serious.  I drove in the night like a bandit out of hell and half thought myself crazy until I saw the millions of women from all over this nation there with me.  The Declaration of Independence is a document authored by men who had noble ideas but were flawed themselves in many different ways.   I was taught about this document in the public school system.  I was taught that the people rule the show not the other way around.  I was taught to never doubt this document and also the Constitution.  Nothing could ever go against either of these documents  – I took it to heart.  Then I grew up and learned perhaps the things I was taught were just a version of things.  I soon learned that the hardest part about accepting that what I had been taught was distorted (and perhaps even perverted), was that I had to accept it so I could be in reality and realize that those things I was taught had to be examined under a new sort of perspective. The biggest letdown was to myself though.  That I had wasted so much time believing in the dreams they presented before me and accepting their rules and limitations on realizing them.

TomPaine.com: Dissent these days seems to be a dirty word. The Bush administration has, at least since September 11th, usually termed any criticism of its policies “unpatriotic.”

Howard Zinn: While some people think that dissent is unpatriotic, I would argue that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. In fact, if patriotism means being true to the principles for which your country is supposed to stand, then certainly the right to dissent is one of those principles. And if we’re exercising that right to dissent, it’s a patriotic act.

One of the great mistakes made in discussing patriotism — a very common mistake — is to think that patriotism means support for your government. And that view of patriotism ignores the founding principles of the country expressed in the Declaration of Independence. That is: the Declaration of Independence makes it clear that governments are artificial creations set up to achieve certain ends — equality, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness — and when governments become destructive of those ends it is the right of the people in the words of the Declaration, to alter or abolish the government. (Zinn, 2002)

(http://www.howardzinn.org/dissent-in-pursuit-of-equality-life-liberty-and-happiness/)

After the march on D.C. earlier this year,  I have become in a sort of daze at the state of affairs about everything.  Of course, entertainment and politics is nothing new — check out this list of celebrity politicians (thanks wikipedia):

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What’s frustrating though is Especially how everyone is from every angle.  Facebook is especially toxic.  So now I’m just accepting that our society is going to pretty much start a downward spiral.  Even though politics has always been sort of there it feels now it is completely taking over.  Even Ronald Reagan was a Governor before he became PREZ so he has a bit more of experience….Trump has none.  He’s just like this national symbol of embarrassment.  Society seems to be declining too..by the amount of people who are wiling to accept the state of things as they are.   You can tell this is going to be happening by the amount of celebrities now  pronouncing that they want to run for President in 2020.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson put up the money to the Federal Elections Commission to run for President in 2020.  Part of me is excited about this possibility, he’s not bad to look at and looks like he could kick Trump and Putin’s ass.  He would be diplomatic yet forceful.  Genuine and easy to approach and talk to but also commanding respect and attention.  The ability that he can form independent thought helps.  These should be like general requirements for President right?!

Even so—  The thought of a former wrestling champion as President is a letdown.  We are picking someone to run the country here..a country people! It’s almost like a joke and it feels sort of like the joke is on us as citizens…do we really want Kid Rock in the Senate and Dwayne “The Rock ” Johnson as President of the United States?  No, we do not.

Then again, no matter how unqualified they are , I would vote for any number of individuals over Trump even if they are unqualified.  That is what makes me so apathetic about the state of celebrity politics,  you don’t even need to be qualified for the job as President. It’s like showing up to a job and you have zero experience in the field.  Sure you can learn on the job when you are waiting tables or typing data entry…but do you really want someone learning on the job with things such as open heart surgery or, I don’t know– leading a country?

Reality is merging with what is going on in television and social media.    So absurd to even think that voting especially matters if this is all we can do, just vote in some election for some people who are most likely very flawed individuals with big egos.  The state of celebrity politics is a dangerous game and one I’m tired of participating in.   Who will step up and run in 2020 if it’s coming down to celebrities — I just want to throw a few names out there that I think would make excellent Presidents:

-Morgan Freeman

–Susan Sarandon

-Matthew McConaughey

-Brad Pitt

-Sean Penn

-Sally Field

-Jodie Foster

 

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