I want to go to UT Austin.
I also want to do political science.
I’m fucked- knowing UT Austin, what if I’m really just taking liberal opinions 101? Not that I’m conservative- I’m quite liberal based on many of my political beliefs, but I’m afraid this might end up being an annoying 4 years for myself
like what if i say something out of line with the groupthink and then i essentially alienate myself and everyone tells me shit
that won’t be fun at all
it’ll be like going to class with social justice warriors
Personal Short Essay and Musings on the Ukrainian Crisis
by Jason G.
Source materials: BBC News Europe
Ukraine is in turmoil because it has recently ousted its own President Yanukovych after months of revolutions in Kiev’s Independence Square. The country’s fate is uncertain, and right now it’s caught in a power struggle between Russia and the West.
Negative opinion was already high in the pro-Western side of Ukraine, his presidency accused of corruption and especially selling the country out to Russia. Vladimir Putin of Russia is aiming to revitalize his own country’s economy so it can once again play on the world stage against big names right now such as China and the United States. To help with that, Putin advocated strong ties with Ukraine, who are an important historical partner of Russia.
When Ukrainian president Yanukovych rejected an important accord with the European Union in order to continue strong relations with Russia, it set off the protests in Ukraine where many felt the country lost an opportunity to integrate with Europe.
Soon, anti-protest laws, police beatings, and the abduction and beating of opposition activists brought more people into the protests. For many Ukranians, this was about more than just Europe- it was about freeing the nation from a government that seemed to only work for its inner circle and the interests of Moscow.
For months the people protested- heavily in the capitol and opposition areas, and there was some protest in the pro-Russian east as well, many who still consider themselves Ukranian.
Only weeks ago, Yanukovych was ousted and an transitional government was set up. Though the people’s reactions on who would lead the new government are mixed, they’re going to have to wait because bigger developments are occuring now.
Unidentified militiamen took over an airport in Crimea- that little island looking place you see sticking out in the southeast corner on the map above. They wouldn’t say who they were- but they were very well equipped and uniform. Many suspected Russians were behind this.
Now, things are appearing to have elevated to a new level. Yanukovych has revealed himself in Russia after being ousted- claiming the new government is illegal and he was removed by a coup. The Russians have invaded the Crimean Peninsula and now- basically- shit’s going haywire. They’re staying there until “the situation has been normalized.”
The pressure is on Western countries now. As UN envoys race to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people prepare for the worst, the game of chess between the West and Russia has led to Russia putting the West in check. It’s the West’s turn now, and now Washington and Brussels have to make the right move or face checkmate.
The United States currently is sending Sec. of State John Kerry to the fray in order to seek diplomatic solutions.
i was happy that rick perry was leaving
then abbott comes and based on the polls he’s going to win
fuck this state’s politics, i’m just glad that the way the Texas government is set up essentially makes them figureheads but unable to do shit because libertarianism
As you can see, Americans, if you legalize weed, you get to go to Super Bowls.
Net Neutrality is dead.
America is a Corporate State, and serves the interests of those of power. The Democrats and Republicans are authoritarian parties fostering division amongst Americans while they are really just two sides of the same coin. Clear as day corporate influence through lobbying corrupts our American politics day by day and we’re too stupid to tell them NO.
THE CONSERVATIVES ARE RESPONSIBLE
THE LIBERALS ARE RESPONSIBLE
HOLY FUCKING BALLS SHUT THE FUCK UP
WE DON’T NEED REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS, WE NEED AMERICANS
AND ALL THE MEDIA IS DOING IS BEING CONGRESS OUTSIDE OF CONGRESS, FIGHTING LIKE KIDS ON A PLAYGROUND, EXCEPT LOOKING FOR ELABORATE WAYS TO BLAME EACH OTHER AND JUSTIFY BEING A PARTISAN CUNT
NO ONE SINGLE PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE, AND TO WHOLLY BLAME THE OTHER SIDE EMULATES THE THOUGHT PROCESSES OF THOSE IN POWER
WORST FUCKING POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT EVER
lol i can’t wait to see the house & senate tell obama no on Syria
house is gonna be like, 400+ nays
senate is gonna be like 70+ nays
posting a photo of a girl who is involved in youth gang violence
"IF THIS ISN’T A POSTER FOR GUN CONTROL, THEN WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS"
it’s not a poster for gun control, it’s a fucking poster for stopping youth gang violence. i’m not saying gun use can’t be better enforced, but i hear some retarded shit come from not just the conservative, but also the liberal side of the gun control debate.
the people who have never fired a gun in their life, the people who never play video games or watch violent movies often, the people who don’t associate and even talk to people who are involved in this stuff
those are the people who actively look to find a scapegoat and crusade against it
prevent violence, not its portrayals.
Sarah Palin please create this and split the Republican Party in half. Neocons can then jump ship and then the GOP will change platforms we’ll have an actual fucking centrist voice in American politics.
I’m all for Democrats Lite. Three party system here we come!
a round of applause for based Senator Kirk Watson, the man
protecting women’s rights AND fixing up the fucking mess that is the Texas education system
a little basic american government for you 10K+ Americans who have signed this
President Obama cannot veto state laws.
There are so many better places to petition. For non-Texans and Texans alike- try a place that actually has sway over the Texas Legislature.
The Supreme Court.