Note: This is a bit controversial. It’s about politics. If you are not into opinions about politics, don’t read any further! I don’t want to discriminate anyone or something. I just felt like ranting.
So let’s talk about it. You don’t know it yet, but i recently got a new problem.
I watch too many comedy shows. Yes, i know. Why would i ever do that? I mean, fun? Really? Why would anyone want fun? Laughing, ugh.
Im joking of course. Most things out there are okay to do as long as you get a laugh out of it. Watching comedy shows is probably one of the more harmless things to do.
You could always do something more serious instead and try to fuck that up. Like politics. Man, politics sound like fun, right?
I mean you know what Im talking about, right? There’s the obvious comedy in politics, for the people that like to not think while enjoying themselves. Hello people from the USA, how are you guys? Your president kinda satisfies those needs.He’s so hilarious. Granted that he actually does so many silly things while being one of the most powerful human beings on earth, but where do we get if we take everything serious?
Up until now everyone out there probably has seen a good amount of Tweets and News about him. It’s not that hard, you don’t need to really search for that. Even over here in Europe you can put on any random TV channel and chances are high that there’s something related to that guy on.
We Europeans though; we don’t need to look over to America to see Grade A political comedy. Just today i saw the news that the British Brexit Minister gave up his position. A tragic tale, im sure of it. He probably noticed that this whole deal will fall to bits at some point or another. You can’t win if your only task at your job is take care of that. It’s like stopping Trump from tweeting. Can’t do that.
And the whole Brexit thing is a disaster anyways. Right from the very beginning it was bad. At Least the things that i saw as a German citizen.
First the people decided they want to split from Europe. Now though they are not so sure anymore. Or are they? No one knows. Sometimes i believe that even the Brits themselves don’t know. It’s a mystery. They will leave next year though. Maybe. It’s decided for now and everything, but i wont believe it until they are really gone. There’s still time to go back on that.
And even when they are out, they may or may not come back at some point in the future. I mean, separating themselves from everyone else in a world that is highly affected by Globalization and being connected internationally kinda sounds like a bad idea. At Least to me. But you go over there on your island, you do you.
If i go for political comedy right now these days i actually don’t have to look over to the USA though. Nope, i don’t even need Great Britain for that. Im German, right? There’s so much comedy gold right in front of me these days. You may or may not have seen it on the news, but we got a big struggle between our governing parties these days. The grand coalition is at work and they all hate each other. With passion.
There’s the CDU, the biggest one of them with chancellor Merkel leading them. She kinda lost a lot of her aura and power in the last few months, basically because she’s doing what she always did. She’s waiting for better times to come. She’s not the main problem these days.
It’s not the SPD either, although those guys are just floating along, enjoy the ride as long as they can. Who knows how long they will still exist. They are probably happy as fuck that no one from their ranks fucked something big up recently.
The problem child currently is the CSU, the partner of the CDU in Bavaria. Yes, there’s a special party over there. There might have been reasons in the past for that, but these days, no one understands why that is still a thing. They are also part of the coalition that leads Germany. They are heavily over-represented and happily mix up their local, Bavarian concerns with German concerns. Unfortunately both of those things are not the same; their Bavarian concerns are like ‘oh no, the AFD (a right-wing party) is overtaking us. Quick, lets overtake them ourselves from the right. They totally wont see that coming!’. The same thing is a nation-wide problem, surely, but they desperately try to convince potential voters through silly actions. It’s so blatant.
Anyways, those guys argued a bit. Actually, they did that a lot. The CSU even made an ultimatum. Agree with our plans or we will split apart and force re-elections. And everyone hates elections these days, because the right-wing parties will take even more votes. I don’t like right-wing parties myself either, not at all. But there’s a reason why no one is voting for the bigger parties. It may be better to think about how they could actually make better politics instead of doing things for the sake of doing things. Scary, i know. Who would ever want politicians that the people could actually believe in and are not just some cartoony figures that talk a lot and basically produce hot air.
But oh well, you gotta live with what you have. At Least it is what it is – comedy gold and free amusement. The cost for it? Our future.