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"Politics could just be a huge scam to make you forget your own

I like this:

"Politics could just be a huge scam to make you forget your own life."

What if it were true? How pathetic would that be on so many levels? It would be absurd cruelty from the leaders and profound, dopey stupidity from us.

Seriously, how much of politics is supposed to make us act outside of our personal interest and instead in the interest of strangers, near and far? I have to personally go to work for like four months out of the year to send bombs to Afganinstan and riches to the bankers and keep the poor out of work, and the politics is to make us complicit with this, right?

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