Growing up, I didn’t follow politics closely. It alternately depressed me or made me mad. I saw politicians as mainly gaming a system of power for their own interests and believed that this is how all governments operate. I’m not certain, even now, that this is incorrect. However, in the last few years, I’ve started to pay attention to them more. I’ve entered my 40s and have only voted in the past 3 elections. During the 2016 election, I found myself impressed with Bernie Sanders’ message. He’s one of the few politicians I’ve learned about in recent history who appears to generally have the well-being of the country in mind when he makes decisions. I like that he vocally calls out corruption and bureaucracy when he sees it, and I like that he’s been very consistent in his beliefs throughout the course of his political career.
The DNC’s collusion with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the choice of Democratic superdelegates to largely award their votes to Hillary in states that Bernie won, and finally, the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House – along with his choice of Cabinet members and advisors – has prompted me to start blogging about what I’m seeing. The rise of fake news sites and general spread of disinformation, along with traditional media outlets turning partisan also plays a role. My hope is to better-inform readers with articles and videos that I share, even though my background is in technology, not politics.
Dec. 2, 2016