Tuesday, November 15
felt depressed after class today. i mean, i love school and haven't had access to so much learning in God knows HOW long...but my policy class is shaping me into an even bigger cynic than i already am. it's disheartening really. apparently, our political system is just a series of smoke and mirrors--data manipulation and opportunity exploitation. what happend to the voice of the people? the power of democracy and freedom? it's all crap when the majority of the voting-age population pleads apathy versus exercising their civic duty. and that foolish statement i made about what NYC voters wouldn't choose to support the transit ballot? well, i failed to acknowledge the trade-offs inherent (but hidden) in such a vote-- $ used for a new subway line means $ NOT USED for other city issues...say, eradicating poverty. revitalizing low-income neighborhoods. or my own personal cause...improving the city's public schools. dude, the reality check blows.