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Political Opinions-Do they really matter?

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Ever since He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s ascension to the highest possible office in America, the student body of our fair country has adopted a host of violent and dangerous political opinions. Normally, this would be a good thing (the more diverse thought is in academia, the better), but unfortunately nobody has a single clue what they’re talking about. At all.

I’m not saying there shouldn’t be political discussion here at the school, of course there should be, but you should read about what you’re voting for/what you believe in instead of wearing it like a sort of badge of honor. Being a Democrat or a Republican shouldn’t be a daring fashion statement, but something you genuinely believe in. The exact opposite seems to be the case, considering the overwhelming amount of third positionist and supposedly problematic student ideals to get back at their parents.

A rather unfortunate example would be the sad fact that there are a fair few people – despite living their entire lives in the middle class of a capitalist democratic state – declare themselves to the rest of the world to be a socialist of the working class. This is contrary to the fact that they’re financed entirely by their parents’ money. These people have never read a single word of Das Kapital and believe that they are the people that will lead the revolution. This may not be a surprise to most, but if the revolution happens, they won’t be a member of the party, they’ll be working the fields just like the rest of us.

Much to the average student’s chagrin, chances are the dissidents have no clue what they’re saying in conversation. I have faced uncountable situations where I’ve been shouted down by an anarcho-primitivist, or a socialist, or even a self-described fascist for even hinting at having a differing opinion to their own. The radical viewpoints in this school are numerous and insurmountable, to the point of people becoming caricatures of actual people who follow these theories. Instead of actual well thought out debate, the politically inclined among us pick our favorite wikipedia article and yell at the people who picked the one that sounded a little different.

In short, we have hastily taken up arms against what we perceive to be the enemy of what is good and decent in the world, but we haven’t figured out exactly what this good and decent thing actually is. The sad fact of the matter is that we face a horde of walking, talking straw men who display a serious lack of reasoning behind their argumentation, simply because they think being stupid is cool.

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