View Poll Results: Apathy - have you experienced it?

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  • Yes, I experienced it and snapped out of it

    14 48.28%
  • No, I've never experienced it

    5 17.24%
  • I feel somewhat apathetic now, but know I'll come back around

    6 20.69%
  • I can't imagine being politically apathetic - what's wrong with you!?

    3 10.34%
  • What is apathetic?

    0 0%
  • I'm just here for the free drinks and entertainment...

    8 27.59%
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Thread: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    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.
    You're right, but no matter how you express your frustration it will only fall on deaf ears. You at least got it off your chest so that's a big plus.

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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I care about political issues and I'm very passionate about arguing them, but I am finding myself less and less interested in the actual political process. Just seems like a waste of time and energy, since the same people will get elected and re-elected no matter what I do about it, and there's nothing anyone can do to keep them from driving this country into the ground. I talk about trying to survive and trying to rebuild afterwards, but really I'm just here so I can laugh and tell everyone I told them so while we're watching it all burn.
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I care about political issues and I'm very passionate about arguing them, but I am finding myself less and less interested in the actual political process. Just seems like a waste of time and energy, since the same people will get elected and re-elected no matter what I do about it, and there's nothing anyone can do to keep them from driving this country into the ground. I talk about trying to survive and trying to rebuild afterwards, but really I'm just here so I can laugh and tell everyone I told them so while we're watching it all burn.
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Ive been following politics since college but Im also very cynical about it. Meaning 98% of politicians I listen as full of **** in my mind until they actually practice what they preach.
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    The problem (as I see it) is, in most cases politics rewards lying your ass off and being corrupt as hell, and punishes the opposite.

    Until the basic political system is changed somehow, we'll keep getting these terrible choices running for and getting elected to office
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