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I'm watching House of Cards, a show I enjoy tremendously. I also figured it was time for another poll, so politics is on my mind. Back in school, I majored in Poly Sci (Admin concentration). I always enjoyed the science of politics. Was never really heavily involved in the issues, instead preferred to know process. I learned quite a bit in school and studying on my own. That said, I don't really follow the day to day politics of America nor the World. I like the structure, but not the actual spin. For the most part, if it doesn't affect me, I don't bother myself with it. I do like seeing what crazy thing Trump has said and I do catch the occasional headline. But I wouldn't consider myself to be entrenched in either a party nor a political movement. And for that reason, I am rather lax on politics.

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Pretty much agreed with your standpoint on politics. I am OBSESSED with House of Cards - definitely in my top 5 favorite shows, I would even feel confident saying in my top 3.

I like the process and structure of what's going on and how manipulative he is at swaying and controlling people and situations around him. In some ways I relate.. I am always looking forward, always conscious of the structure of how the situation is built around me, what's the best way to proceed, what's most efficient, how do these actions/statements of person A effect the thoughts of person B, what are the possible ways this person will react... but I am not a ruthless asshole like Frank, please do not associate that with me.

But politics in reality, I keep up when there is hype, when I can get some excitement out of keeping up with politics. About once a month I check major topics such as what's going on with the healthcare, is trump actually going to build his wall, etc. I like listening to intelligent conversations about politics, I do NOT like listening to people bitch about politics.

The last year or so I've greatly increased how much I pay attention to what's going on. I think some has to do with how my job changes based on laws passed, some having to do with getting older.
 

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I generally don't have much interest in politics but I don't really go out of my way to avoid it. I hear about the big events and try to get a basic idea of them. There are a couple of issues that I actually do care about. Also, politics generate some dank memes sometimes.
 

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I am very much interested in politics and would like to be involved actively in it one day.
That, in context of your profile picture, is just slightly disturbing.
 

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Politics overall are very depressing but I follow them because it's important to know what the fuck you're talking about when you open your mouth. This is why politics is something better not discussed with other people.
 

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Politics overall are very depressing but I follow them because it's important to know what the fuck you're talking about when you open your mouth. This is why politics is something better not discussed with other people.
I can easily not follow politics, and express my opinion.

I still will have my own opinion on environment, business, education, health care, and so on. Right?

And I know what's going on by living in this world and be in contact with others. I don't need tv or headlines for it.
 

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I do not care for political affairs and events, it's just theater. What I care about is the the underlying reality - economics, geopolitics, who stands where for what interest. Generally the things that are rather stable than whimsical.
I do not fall for voting the 'lesser evil', because with my vote being one in millions, it's more of an statement than anything else.

Basically my drive in politics is to make people question the simple narratives, especially those aimed to increase bureaucratization of society, legal plunder and so on.

I try to keep some distance, because it's so easy to feel frustrated and jaded seeing all the hypocrisy.
 

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Living in DC, I physically could not get away from it unless I was to move at least 2 states over in any direction. You can't walk to the grocery store without being exposed to it. It's probably a more common conversation topic here than the weather. Every new person you meet here is in some way connected to it, from cleaning the Capitol building bathrooms to children of Senators. The entire city is one big amphitheater for everything that happens on a day to day basis.

Given that, I do follow what's going on pretty much daily. In a sense it's taken the place of sitcoms and novels as entertainment XD

Policy-wise, I hold stances on most key issues and decisions and fall into a definite place on the political spectrum.
 

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Barely, I watch some things here and there on YouTube from a wide range of political views, but for the most part, I'm not too interested in the topic yet, though I probably will later on in life.
 

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I'm watching news from all over the world. I have a regional division: my country, Europe, the US, Canada, the Middle East and Africa. I'm still looking for news sources for Latin America, India, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. They need to be in English, since I don't speak Hindi or Spanish or Portuguese.
 

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My political views are, ahem, complicated - no I do not wish to disclose.

In any case I don't have the right to vote in my country of residence, because I have to pay close to £2K to be granted the 'priviledge' so I have to say I am closer to your 'worldview standpoint' option.
 

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I chose follows lots of news and gets involved locally, but I now get involved more locally and pay less attention to the news. I used to read the news so much it made me ill, because I could not do anything about what I was reading. It also made me angry that I felt like I was reading enough news for three people, since a lot of stupid Americans have no idea what's going on at all.

I was raised in a very political family my great-uncle was a local politician, people talked about global events in my home, and my grandpa was obsessed with the world news and recent political history (by "recent" I mean probably back to about the 18th century). I knew I was a leftist by the time I was sixteen, though I seriously refined my views as I aged.

My philosophy is most closely in resemblance to left-wing libertarianism, "true libertarianism" or traditional collectivist anarchy...except when it comes to climate change. There's no sane way to manage climate change without a global political authoritarian measure as well as national taxes on carbon and meat, etc. So pragmatically speaking, I'm actually not a libertarian in practice, as the ubiquitous evil of corporate capitalism has made that largely impossible. I adore Noam Chomsky and worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign.

These days I'd like to be a happier person who drinks less, so I no longer look at the news every day. But on a local level I'm very mindful of my actions.
 
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I follow a lot of news and I get involved locally (mostly in the communist party)

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