Rock the Vote

I was speaking with a friend and remembering the last presidential election. It was my sophomore year in college and we were so amped. We followed every development in the race to the white house. We had John Kerry bumper stickers, we joined the democratic party at the mall and even tried going to some random democratic meeting in support of Kerry. I remember cheering as John Kerry beat Bush in every single debate; and feeling reassured by the fact that no one ever got elected if they lost the debates.

…Then the election came. and before the end of the day John Kerry had withdrawn and was on CNN congratulating Dub ya.
I’m not being pessimistic or trying to rehash the wounds of that horrible time in history; its just funny to see how fast time is fleeting. I can vividly remember how depressed i was sitting there in that dorm room dreading life in a world with “4 more years” of Bush.

Well his time is quickly coming to an end and now he has a pretty good idea his what kind of legacy he will have. He knows that his presidency will be tainted with a horrible economy a highly unpopular war and a word that will haunt him for the rest of his life: Katrina . Bush is going down, and though many people call him evil and say so many things about his character i don’t think the man is evil at all. I thing that he is just indifferent. He’s indifferent to the sufferings of the poor, the ethnic, the hurting, the young, the old the weak [basically the whole world outside of his lily white New England born, Texan breed all American circle]

Helen Keller said it best when she said “science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.”

I dont believe that human beings are born either innately good or evil, but we all have a propensity for apathy which is far worse than the evil that some may harbor.

About julian watkins
I'm a young doctor living in the Miami area. I try to live life to the fullest every day. I love music, movies, art, running, politics, books, traveling, pretty girls and cool looking stuff. I started this blog in Medical School and I'll try to keep it up throughout my residency. I'll take everything one day, one photo, one song at a time.

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