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鋼の錬金術師（Full Metal Alchemist）
Living in the edge
So people want Mr. Bush again, huh?
The election is done, so there’s probably no point arguing about it. But what I felt out of this election was that people not necessarily supported Bush 100%. Most democrats that I have talked to said “well, Kerry isn’t that good either.” So, the election 2004 was an elimination, rather than addition.
I remembered that it was just like that 4 years ago. The question of presidency always seemed to be “who is stupider?” I wonder, such is the nature of any political debate? I know that nothing and nobody is perfect, but it makes me feel a little hopeless.
What I have learned in the US is that most people are ignorant. I am not trying to insult or anything, but the flow of information in the State is million times slower than smaller countries like Japan. Think about it. Japan is about a size of California. Living standard and the level of awareness is pretty much equal throughout the nation compared to USA or China. But countryside in the US is REALLY rural. People don’t even know their own nation and wrong information is everywhere. Of course, it’s not always bad to be rural. Nature is beautiful and sometimes we get too influenced by “information” in city.
However, when it comes to presidential election, why does it have to be those rural areas that become the target of political battle?
I hear the point and understand its legitimacy. Yet I can’t help but to feel ironic about it. A vote of inner city citizen or California resident weighs much lighter than one of Ohio resident?? What a great nation you live in. If you don’t live in those “battleground states,” your vote doesn’t mean much.
Hey, this is not a “Let’s discuss the system to de-legitimize Bush” argument. I heard that he got majority of popular vote this time. Like I said, no offense, but most Americans are not informed. I am saying that MOST people probably did not have enough information of BOTH candidates. And people based their votes on “What they thought they knew.”
Not many people know that they are not getting correct information about war. You might not believe what I see and hear in Japan, that I never heard in the States.
Not everyone knows what other nations are saying about the US. You won’t like where you are standing right now.
Nobody wants to believe that his/her government tells people big, fat lies.
So I am really worried. Did people really know what they were voting for? If you believe something strong enough it’s always worth arguing. But do you even know enough to make an argument? So I don’t care if you are democrat or republican, but I want all of you to think deeply about what you REALLY know and what you REALLY want. Please don’t just say it’s because your family is democrat/republican.
The future of USA is not just yours. It’s ours as well. Do you know that?