JETLAG RADIO 048 | 11-23-16

Hello. Playlist 048 has been added. A bit electronic heavy this time around.

I gotta say, I was pretty distraught with the Elections' result. According to an article on Mashable, 46.6% of eligible voters did not vote. I specifically said in a previous blog post that your vote matters, and it makes a difference. If you do not vote, you cannot complain about the elections' result.

How can we learn from this Election? Well, we simply need to get more involved, not just on national level, but also on State and Local level. Find a Congressman, State Senator, and Governor you believe in, support them, vote for them. The next 2 years are going to be long, but nothing will get fixed if you don't get involved. Do you still care about your issues, whether they are Climate Change, Foreign Policy, the Economy, Obamacare, free tuition for college students, so on and so forth? We can still make them happen, but you need to do something about it. Educate yourself, and those around you.

Imagine how I felt after curating so much content on Twitter, only to be beaten by fake news on Facebook? There is a battle, and a battle to stay informed. Read. Read, read, read. Read from important institutions. Don't read from rumor magazines at the grocery store for some gossip. Go to an actual bookstore and read about what's going on in the world. Ask for recommendations. You can order from Amazon too (which I do) but bookstores do have a little bit of magic, especially during the holidays.

But, remember, don't live in a bubble. Engage those aren't educated about the issues you support. Explain them your viewpoint. Explain them why Climate Change is real, and that it probably would be a good idea not to destroy our planet for our older days, or for the next generation of kids. Help them understand what Planned Parenthood stands for. Display them stories about the hardship of refugees in Europe, and why there needs to be a resolution to the war in Syria and other countries. Tell them that you cannot afford student loans for the rest of your days, and why you need affordable tuition, the way university is pretty much free in Europe.

Get involved, in whatever way you deem productive.

Until next time!

PS. Thanksgiving is this week. While we may not be happy with the election results, don't forget to be thankful for good health, family, and a million other reasons. Also, when you eat that piece of turkey, don't forget to thank the heroes around the world who keep us safe.