2015-01-01

So, am reading https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8820178 over at hackernews.

It kindof gets political a couple of responses in, right around https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8820397

Now, I can understand people who hold that opinion, but I can't say that I agree with them. That is not the kind of society I'd like to foster.

"Governments aren't in the customer service business."

I don't think this is a very good line to draw in the sand. (I am more in favor of the reply: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8820445)

There was a reply to that as well, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8821077, and while a bit negative, I do agree with as well:

"You get the government you deserve, which is to say, a shitty one."

I do see a problem with this. I see no evidence that the generations that surpass us, or me and my generation for that matter, is any better, smarter, brighter, more ethical, more moral, than the one we succeed.

This may all be some biased crap, but I do see a problem with people not making, or taking, the time to do their due diligence. Democracy can only function if the voters actually keep themselves informed... Which I guess is where things have kindof gone down-hill since before me and my generation... :S

I should probably continue this later...