I saw this on a t-shirt when I was roaming the streets in NYC. I’m so amazed at how… enamoured the world (in general) is of this man. I am a republican, but even I see his appeal. See it, yeah. Believe it, not really. I obviously cannot vote in the upcoming election but I’m firmly behind McCain. American politics, and indeed our own, have become more and less about the issues – melding into this pseudo intellectual popularity contest. Most people know just enough about each candidate to support their own pre-conceived ideas and no more. They simply don’t want to know more… just want to be able to seem informed. I can be just as guilty of this than anyone else. The problem lies in that many will actively refuse to see anything that flies in the face of their opinion. This is not just wrong, it is dangerous. Refusal to see warning signs can be our downfall… one which we, by default, are complicit in. All it takes for evil to prosper, is for good men to do nothing. It is our duty to think of ourselves as the architects of our governemnt. This means more than just talking with “ya boys” about stuff. Get out there, go talk to them, attend meetings… you are the stakeholders of your country and by extension, the government. Become informed not just for information’s sake, for your sake and for your children’s sake.