I never realized how ignorant I am about pretty much everything having to do with politics and history and the general knowledge of the United States as a whole.
Ok maybe I did know. Just for giggles here's a map of the US I tried filling out last fall.
I've come to realize that I have several major dilemmas.
1. The Primaries and Presidential Election is fast approaching and I have no idea what any of the political parties do/believe nor do I know anything about the current candidates. (I was raised in a conservative home and constantly told that Democrats are bad, Republicans are good, end of story, and never bothered to look any further.)
2. I have no idea where anything (country wise) is in on the globe besides the general overview of continents and the larger countries. I can't even get the United States East coast correct.
3. Today I learned that, contrary to whatever I heard in grade school, the American Civil War wasn't about the slaves. What.
So thus having come to the realization that I am indeed a terrible American citizen and need to educate myself, I invite anyone reading along on my adventures to discover politics, opinions, history, and the world.
How often do we, as a gaming community centered around having fun, shy away from getting into politics? So I invite anyone who thinks they have a point to make it, here in the comments of these blogs. I absolutely love perspective and encourage it as long as it isn't intentionally inflammatory or straight bigotry. (And in those cases I will censor your comments.) On the other hand, if you take the time to comment, please take the time to read and consider other members comments.
My first question to the readers of ADK; What do you think about the current electoral system the United States has? I've heard a countless number of people tell me that "If so and so gets elected into presidency I'm leaving the country." This hasn't been just about one person either, it's pretty much all around the square, Trump, Clinton, Carson, etc. Why is it possible, if we have a representative system, to get people into presidency that a huge majority of people absolutely detest? Maybe it's just the people I hang around, but I've seen very few people who openly support Trump. Why is it then that he's such a popular candidate for the 2016 election?