At no other time in my adult life have I cared less about politics. I care so little about politics right now that if there was an election tomorrow, I probably wouldn’t bother to vote.
I just don’t care.
I was reminded of how much I just don’t care anymore about politics when I saw on the news that House Republicans had voted on a short-term spending bill that would cut all funding to Obamacare. Evidently this is going to cause yet another government shutdown. I guess. I don’t really know as I haven’t been following it. I haven’t been following it because I just don’t care.
I don’t know what has caused my general sense of apathy when it comes to politics, but it probably has something to do with the fact that I think I’ve realized that no matter what, whatever is going to happen, will happen. It doesn’t matter what my opinion is about something, the powers that be will do whatever it is they want to do. My opinion is really quite meaningless.
It doesn’t really matter who’s in charge, Republicans or Democrats, issues are decided in this country, based not on the will of the people, but on the interests of the powerful. Sometimes those interests intersect, but when it happens, it’s only a coincidence. The truth is, Republicans and Democrats in Washington are far more alike than they are different.
I just don’t care anymore.