Yes, I experienced it and snapped out of it
No, I've never experienced it
I feel somewhat apathetic now, but know I'll come back around
I can't imagine being politically apathetic - what's wrong with you!?
What is apathetic?
I'm just here for the free drinks and entertainment...
I would probably be considered somewhat apathetic.
I discuss a few things that interest me on this board, occasionally get into a topic or two for a few days...but I don't really care enough to invest lots of my time into it.
I vote, but am not "active" in the sense of assisting campaigns, protesting, or whatever.
From time to time I stop thinking about politics at all, perhaps (as others have said) some strange automatic defense system?
Really, it seems like most politicians are all the same - at least after about half a year in office...
So, perhaps the vote all incumbents out every single time idea is the way to go.
Won't work so well, what with the masses of people who simply vote one party or the other.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
No, never. I have been more active than now, and I have engaged in a political party in my home country Norway. I still care about Norwegian politics, but I don't really care whatever they do. I don't live there anymore. However, I'm less interested in NZ politics, but that just because it makes more sense. I still care about the issues, and I will get pretty mad if they for instance decide to cap the number of working hours.
Last edited by Camlon; 08-31-10 at 04:13 PM.
I wanted to make a poll to find out if there are others here like me. I have been very interested in political issues for YEARS - until about a year ago. Not sure what happened, whether it was because it seemed the players changed, but the game remained the same.. or if it's something more. >>
It isn't just boring politics. It's the narrow minded bores associated with it, including some of the people in this forum.
Wherever you go, you will always find idiots. You can laugh at them or become an idiot yourself.
I tend not to respond to the most hackish elements here, but the problem is that there are other people who do and not responding makes them think they are winning the argument when really its just too exhausting to try to explain things to stupid people.
Last edited by tacomancer; 08-31-10 at 06:31 PM.
I've always been very interested in the entire process. The only message boards I'd join were political in nature and that's all I'd talk about. Now... this is the only poli board I'm a member of (actively, that is) and I could take or leave the political discussions. It just seems as though it's the same arguments, it just involves different people. I can only talk about abortion so many different ways.. the arguments are always the same (that's just an example).
I think it may make a difference if people would acknowledge a good point when it's made, but that very rarely happens... at any political site.
Know what I mean?
Thanks everyone for participating. I am still holding out hope that I just have a change of heart in the next coming weeks and come back around.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
Even if I would not be able to keep up with developments, I would always study politics and political history.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Lately my interest in politics has been off a bit, but thatís not unusual for the summer months (too many fish need to be caught). Iíll probably turn the hack meter up a notch or three with the upcoming mid terms though.
Of course with the local winger hacks its balls to the wall whenever I can yank their chain.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say