… attention. I am here to tell you to do precisely this. Voting is hardly enough. It never has been. What you need to become is an engaged citizen, and not just when critical events arise. You need to follow the minutiae, and you need to be aware of what they are doing. By not doing that, we empower them to do their business in the halls of power and trade our future for much of their benefit.
This is true. It’s also exhausting, especially when even when you do all that, they still go ahead and do the absolute worst thing that could be done and will be extremely destructive to your community.