I generally stay out of politics on this blog because frankly I don’t find it that interesting but I happened to read one of the top stories (in PT) on O Globo today and it saddened me greatly. It’s called “See which celebrities were elected on Sunday” and it runs the gamut of names that should never have been listed on a ballot. I mean, I get it, I do. By voting for unqualified people it sends a message (to whom?) that the Brazilian political system is a joke. But how much of that is true? How many everyday people actually weren’t in on the ‘joke’? And is it best to not search out that answer for fear of actually finding it out?
Sure, I don’t live in Brazil and I won’t be affected by the election results but for anyone to give away their power to a celebrity is just plain stupid and it nearly places us under an idiocracy. And I’m not just taking a pot-shot at Brazilians. Take a look at my own state where a foreign, iron-pumping, steroid-taking, talentless actor became governor. This trend (and it’s happening across the globe) is disturbing.