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With the recent problems in Europe boiling over an election that have drew the socialist party into power in France for the first time since the 1980’s. I find myself half-afraid and half-intrigued. In America, the idea of having a socialist party legitimate enough to gain power is laughable.

One of my most shocking experiences abroad occurred in Vienna. I visited Austria after my classes had ended and before my flight home. While I visited, the Austrian Labor Day occurred, and to celebrate all of the Socialists in the surrounding regions paraded through the city. This was a huge event for me. I could never imagine something like this occurring in Indianapolis, for example. At the very least, I can’t envision itbeing without incident.

Socialist Party Colors

This granted me a bit of perspective. Although I’m still in the process of discerning my own political affiliations, I can appreciate what we do have here in America. Call me sentimental, but I like the idea of a man pulling himself by his boot straps, working hard and being rewarded in the end. I can’t bring myself to support a system which levels all people. Not that I want to make this post a political statement–my point is moderation is great, and I believe America works very hard between its two parties to achieve this.

But it all raises the question of how should a country deal with fiscal problems? Is it a matter of spending more to heal an economy, or should the spending of a government be restricted to its means? I sometimes fear that the standard of living in our country is a house built on the sand of trillions of dollars of debt, waiting for a storm to sweep us away.

What I urge my readers is to inform themselves. Nothing is more harmful to a political or economic crisis than ignorance and a population willing to believe anything it hears. I’m trying to work through this. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s quite difficult. Good thing I have a place to turn to.

What It Is

If you’re reading this post, you are probably one of two things: interested in Butler, or a person with a loooooot of time on their hands, having  grown bored with StumbleUpon and in need of new ways to fill the free time.

In either case, I believe I have the cure to your curiosity or your careful avoidance of meaningful life direction. The life of a Butler student can’t be accurately explained, summarized, or nut shelled. It is best when shown or experienced. Since I am the one experiencing it, it is therefore my responsibility to show you. That’s right. YOU.

SGA: where leaders and engaged students collide.

My day started with class, where I studied Shakespeare’s comedies. After lunch I had another class where I learned about the various components of a computer, from hard drives to pixels per square inch. I had a meeting after that, followed by my Memoir writing class, from which I sprinted to this semester’s Student Government Association’s (SGA) kick off meeting. The urge to nap was only subdued by my need to eat. By the time I was finished, it was off to my Ultimate Frisbee Club practice (despite the clouds and drizzly weather).

To be continued…Here.