You know, if you were to tell me that I would one day write about politics, I’d probably laugh it off and tell you something rather obscene. “Get your face fixed, because I write about bands and mostly take pictures, I am the media!” thinking that the show business industry (film, music, comedy) was where most people gave the most attention to.
I still think that, and I still find the most enjoyment taking beautiful photos of people performing. When I started my Journalism “career”, I wanted to get to know what’s going on in the industry as well, so I entered a Journalism program. Preceding the Canadian Federal Election, which I had totally not given a shit about, it was our job to cover all the politics happening all around us.
Naturally, being the hard worker I am, I got hooked. I was reading newspaper articles, listening to debates (for as long as I could) and actually taking an interest into what politicians had to say and what was happening to the communities around me. What were these politicians going to do?
Of course, not to my surprise, it was mostly hot air and propaganda.
Yet, politics itself is full of stories. Stories of betrayal, disappointment, failure and success, game theory. That is why I am going to write about politics, to reveal the way these politicians play you, or the way the media plays you. Let’s be honest, most people don’t want to read or do the work.
They want to be told.
How many of you have spent 1/3 of their in post secondary? Probably not very many, I have spent the last 9+ years of my miserable life in school. Fucking nine, and yeah, this shit amazes me. I love information, I knowledge, I love everything that life has to offer. I want to know more, and understand as much as I can. But now, I am a reporting intern for a local newspaper. right now I would say that there is a lot of internal politics, people of different seniority levels playing games with their subordinates.
Meh, I just want to write and report.