Anahita tagged me by request because we all know I'm a tag whore.
Association Meme: Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your blog and elaborate on the subjects given.
1. Politics/Human Rights
Wow. Not vast at all. ;-)
Before last year, I didn't understand what left wing and right wing stood for, nor did I really care, until the American primaries got really interesting. I'm still not really sure where I stand in Australian politics - all I know is I'm not (the misnomer) Liberal. Australian politics just isn't as interesting as American politics (no comments from you jdl.)
I used to want to be in politics, you know. After watching West Wing I'm almost inspired to become one for the simple reason that it seems to be one occupation that can make a change and a difference in this world.
Which brings me to human rights. I always feel a little bit guilty that I'm not actually doing more. I was part of Amnesty International when I was at school, writing letters, petitioning for release of prisons and right to fair trial and the dismissal of corporal punishment and it felt good; it felt like I was working for a cause and achieving justice, somewhere, however small, in some neglected part of the globe. As it is, I've joined one.com, Get Up! and Avaaz who send me emails updating me on travesties around the world. Get Up! has actually been able to have influence within Australian media and political circles, which makes me feel like a part of something, but it's a lazy sort of human rights activism don't you think, and rather emblematic of our generation; we care, but only so much as it involves us, and we feel we can act. Technology has desensitized us, made us apathetic and passive.