POSTS FOR 2003

Rock The Vote

Politics294 words2 minutes to read

I just came across a link over at What Do I Know entitled Wesley Clark talks to the Starbucks generation (genius). If there’s any one candidate that I will never vote for, it would be him.

Issue 1: Iraq War; Although I don’t particularly like how everything was gone about in regards to how the war came about, I am glad that we were able to successfully remove Saddam from power for the sake of the people there. I only wish that we would have gone there for the sake of the people.

Issue 2: Pro-Choice/Pro-Life; Read my article “Politics and Religion, Part I” for how I feel about the issue.

Issue 3: Affirmative Action; “Let’s end discrimination by discriminating against the race of people who used to discriminate, but who for the most part no longer do.” Does this make any sense to anyone? If so, please explain this to me! You don’t fight discrimination with reverse discrimination, you fight it with equality. I am all for men and women being treated, paid, etc. as equals. I am all for whites, blacks, browns, reds, yellows, etc. being treated equally with fairness and respect. But you don’t do it by oppressing the middle-class white male. Saying “it works” is a crock of crap.

Issue 4: Outkast Breakup; All I know about Outkast is that they sing “So Fresh and So Clean”.

These ultra-liberal ideas are popular ideas, because they basically say that we can all do whatever we want with no responsibility to anyone, and it’s all crap. Get a brain, get a mind, and think for a second. This society promotes these ideals that will do nothing positive. “What is popular is not always what’s right, and what’s right is not always popular.”

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .