Ash called me and asked if I had heard about Obama... Naturally I hadn't (I don't listen to the radio nor have I watched the news today). She told me Obama had banned fishing. Fishing? Really? Apparently they were talking about it on the radio and informed the people that it was a closed decision, they did it without the public knowing because they knew it would cause A LOT OF PROBLEMS. What were his reasons to ban fishing? Why would he do this? Why would you do it knowing how many people depend on it for actual food?! Let alone all the people that do it for recreational sport. I don't understand. She mentioned something about hunting also, but didn't know if he had banned or was planning on making a law against it. She did say it will only be law while he is president and they believe he'll only be a one term pres. She even told me about a girl who said her family would depend on fishing for food because they were poorer... how could he do this?
The reason this really bothers me is because of a story Ash told me months ago. It starts out with your typical elderly, paranoid grandpa type. (I think she said he was older) He told Ash about how the government, Obama, would start tracking us and taking our rights away and changing the whole structure of our government and military. We have heard things like this before from elder men, not saying that there isn't truth but we always think they are just paranoid and don't like change. But is this maybe the first step to Obama's plan? From what I can remember Ash said the guy told her Obama did not agree with our military and would destructure it, picking his own personal men and women... I don't remember the details of the conversation. But, the other day I read that Obama had only increased the military's wage for next year by a lousy 1.4%. That's less than what welfare was raised by! And all our military does for us, he really repaid them nicely. Is maybe what the old man told Ash actually coming true? And at the same time, did we really know what we were getting into by electing him president? I know for a fact I didn't want to vote... I don't know enough about the candidates. I'm never educated enough nor really understand their views and opinions. Its really pointless for me to vote, my vote is literally probably hurting the polls. I honestly can say this because I never have faith in who I'm voting for nor do I understand why they would be good for our country... my vote is just padding for that particular candidate.
I know our country's changing and its not always bad nor is it good. And we can't stop change. But it bothers me that I don't even know what to think when stuff like this happens. More and more, I don't want to be apart of something like this but I'm trapped. Would I really dare to move out of this country forever and start all over? I don't know. But I will tell you I have pondered the thought of leaving and taking up in a hut on a tropical island and living simple. No high maintenance things, not a ton of materialistic items. Going to the market and buying fresh fruit, meat, vegetables. Making small amounts of money but being happy and meeting new exotic people. Learning about other cultures and taking things slow. That sounds like how life could be. Free of the chains I live with now, where all that matters is money and if you don't got money, you can't live.