There are probably a lot of people out there who would fault me for not taking elections seriously. I agree, it may be a problem and they may have a valid point. I did vote at least. I think it was a waste of time, but I voted.
I mean, my vote is probably not going to have a serious impact since most politicians end up doing things so contrary to what they promise anyway. Liberal, conservative, it all seems to be the same in the end. Corruption and waste. It never seems to change. It’s all folly. Things will go on as they have.
And then, as I am filling out my ballot, I see an odd ballot measure that I have to vote for or against. It seems someone wants to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission. That’s right. Apparently, the commission is to collect credible evidence about extraterrestrial visits and evaluate whether it is a good idea to have anything to do with them.
Excuse me? Really? This is what we are going to spend our time and money on? Not health care, poverty, war, cutting overspending, or so on ad nauseum (as I am nauseated)? We’re looking at creating a commission to look for spacemen and think about whether it is a good idea to talk to them?
See? Normal politics is enough of a waste of time (like the caucus race in “Alice in Wonderland”). This is just ludicrous. Ludicrous that we are actually worrying about this and ludicrous that I’m actually having to vote about this.
Now, this commission won’t actually be funded. No, instead it will be entirely funded by grants, gifts, and donations. No grants are set out in the statute up for vote. So? What would stop anyone from doing this privately? Why are we wasting government time with this? I’ve got a friend who is losing his disability benefits because the state can’t afford him and this is the problem we go after? Do you see why I think getting involved with politics in the US is stupid? Do you see?
Of course, I’m not saying there aren’t extraterrestrials out there. I’m not saying there are and I’m not saying there are not. I’m saying I don’t care. If there are and they show up, great. Deal with it then. If they haven’t shown up yet then the whole deal is irrelevent. I just DO NOT CARE.
Time and money should not be wasted on this idiocy. If someone wants to go looking for spacemen and someone will give them money to do it, fine. Government should not be gotten involved. I want government solving real issues they already seem to have enough problems getting around to. This just adds more distraction.
Although, I do have to say, this ballot initiative only seemed a tad bit stupider than all the other ones. It was just a little more ridiculous on the surface, as opposed to all the other ones.