Fifty shades of political angst
As we saw with the last byelection’s voter turn out, few really care. Given the issues, inflated sense of entitlement of a minority of people, and for all the debating, bickering, chest pounding rhetoric that constitutes political discourse, things stay the same far more than they change — except that the status quo always seems to get progressively worse. Whether socialists or conservatives are in charge, the debt balloons, deficits grow, and everyone promises to do something about the whole mess. And no one ever does.
Yet, political ideals still exist. For most of the politicos I know from across the political spectrum, this need to fight is as ingrained in their DNA as it is to have a job, that they’ll continue to do until their last breath, even if they never make any progress.