Thursday, July 29, 2004

Kids in Politics

What the hell is the US presidential race coming to? How old do you have to be before you can vote again? 18, I think. I must say that Americans tend to start really early in politics, to the point that they're even into forming kids clubs supporting their presidential favorites. Consider the Kids for Kerry website founded by a 12 or 13-year-old kid, Ilana Wexler in support of Kerry's mission.



In fact, this kid actually appeared at the Democratic convention a few days ago and chastisted Dick Cheney for using foul language on television, saying that he deserves a timeout...mark you, I agree with the kid, but I really don't see why kids have to get involved in politics for so young (yes, she has even managed to raise thousands of dollars for the campaign). If you want to check out the story of her speech at the convention, visit this link.

Imagine if kids were to get involved in Jamaican politics..."Juniors for JLP" or "Pre-teens for PNP" what a terrible tragedy it would be. The fact is, polit(r)ic(k)s is a dirty affair and I really wouldn't want my 12-year old son or daughter coming home with tins of money for our politicians, why so that they can take it and buy guns for the inner city youth or do something corrupt with it? Screw that! In fact, I'm sure that these little junior laborites and pre-teen socialists would meet up at the same school and bruck fight wid each other...after all, this is how our political campaigning has presented itself in our media over the years...the rich politicians sit together and laugh at the poor bastards killing each other in the name of the head or the bell. Sometimes I think that we should just screw politics and have a self-organizing format for our society...alas, 'tis not the way that us greedy humans think.

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