ENLIGHTENMENT!

one of the my first posts from November 2004 when I was senior in high school.   Funny.

Current mood: pleased

Teary eyed, I drove myself home from the election party at Claudia’s. I drove slow, stopping every time my soul felt like sighing. 269 electoral votes. We were already doomed. But I just didn’t understand…Couldn’t comprehend why this election, with the greatest voter turnout in US history, had picked a man so dispicable, hypocritical, heretical, and corrupt…And not care. They…don’t…care…But wait. Is it that they are selfish enough to take none of this for consideration, or is it that they simply are unaware and blindsighted to everything that does not directly inflict their lives?

And I thought. And pondered, then my moment of enlightenment came to me. It was as if the clouds parted and God itself touched the top of my little head. And this is what I came up with… I’m going major in political science and business. After college I’m going to start a business. One that will be the model for this society. I’m not sure what I’m going to produce, but its doesnt matter. The initiative for the company won’t be profit, only the simple goal of achieving complete well-being of the people, both customers and laborers. It will show how society should, and is ABLE to work. I’ll start a movement of Knowledge. From tomorrow, I’m going to read the Bible. Not because I’m christian, but because the majority of america is christian. I want to be able to show them the complete duality in their beliefs.

They believe in the Iraq war, but Jesus was a complete pacifist. the republicans are pro-business, less taxation of the rich, but Jesus once said, “It is easier for a camel to fit through a whole in a needle than for a rich man to get to heaven.” But I dont want to only point these things out to the masses, but also the flaws in the democratic party. We need to leave this linear spectrum of Conservatism on one side and Liberalism on the other. Politics CAN’T be forced into this simple formula. I realized today how many factors go into this, and people need to realize this as well.

Do I need to go to law school for people to listen to me? Do i need to be a writer? I need to establish myself in this society, using my elbows and my teeth. I mean, the reality is that I’m female so its going to be hard. Very hard. But I believe that being an entrepreneur will allow me to create a new business model for the future. To show them that you can survive in this economy AND be ethical. Is this a reach? To attempt to reconstruct the mentality of the American people? To bring back Democracy how it really should be, where the people are educated and aware of the real problems and issues of our lifetimes? I damn well hope so because it is weren’t it wouldnt be half as exciting an undertaking than it is. I’d like to hear people’s input on this. Do you agree?