Wednesday, July 18, 2007

No Time for Apathy

There are many Muslim students these days who find it fashionable to talk about not participating in national elections. Which I guess I understand, but definitely disagree with their perception. Yet there are those still who feel any involvement in politics or government is taboo for the Muslim community. To which I think to myself- why are you even living in America- go back home because (save the rant for later). I thought this line of thought was stamped out for good, and I am not excited to see a resurgence of it.

However, I feel that most of my friends, family and associates just don't care. They are so concerned with Brangaleena or Paris being sent to Prison, or worse, idiot democracy of American Idol. They just don't care about substance or issues of dire concern. Its really sad to think that people are so brain dead/washed to not pay attention to reality. Ironic how we need Reality TV in order to escape the reality of life.


Zahra Billoo said...

Argh. Great video - made me cringe!

Huda Shaka` said...

Check out this article originally published in the LA Times and Washington makes a similar point: