Most important job: Public Citizen

AN UNREASONABLE MAN: ” The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him… The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself… All progress depends on the unreasonable man.” –George Bernard Shaw

Today I watched Unreasonable Man, a documentary about Ralph Nader. It’s really about time I started studying this man. Honestly, I feel a bit behind the times. I was a political science student during his 2000 campaign and the institutional academia (at my conservative university *gasp*) trashed Nader, holding him responsible for every woe we have suffered during the Bush administration. Well, utilizing my “point two fingers, not one,” I’ve given this man a closer look. I’m walking away, twice now, from this documentary, feeling inspired, informed and a bit frustrated. A few quotes that jumped out were, “Do you want to be famous-or important?”; “Did you learn to believe today-or learn to think?”; “What we need are full time professional citizens.” I encourage you to watch this movie-especially with our horrendous upcoming political elections gathering more fuel. The good note-at least this is W’s last year. The bad note-our country still faces a lot of problems-now are we gonna be active or passive citizens?

Please watch these videos:
LONGER (more informative, but you might not be able to rush right over to facebook and fight ninjas)
SHORTER

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