So basically I´ve spent the last 6 weeks studying and ignoring pretty much everything else. Fortunately there´s only one exam left and after that I have the whole September off.
But yeah, so I´ve been studying a lot and my brain just can´t stay focused on one thing all the time, which means that I used the Olympics as a distraction.
When they were over, I turned on my TV to check the news - and the first thing I saw was an update on the US presidential election, telling me that Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his vice president. Then they talked a little about Ryan´s views and take on current issues, saying that he wants to save money (which, yeah, good idea) by increasing taxes (but not for the rich people, of course) and to change the health care system (for example by getting rid of the health care for pensioners).
I had to laugh so hard at that. Then I felt more like crying.
I mean, I didn´t bother to check the facts so maybe he´s not as bad as it seems, but I really, really worry about this election. Nobody can seriously think that people like Romney or Ryan are the right choice. This is horrifying and depressing.
And the whole campaigning costs so much money and it´s such a pretentious show, it really sickens me. I have to admit that I don´t always get German politics and there are a lot of things wrong with our system, but I still feel like the American system is even more fucked up.
So I guess I can just hope that the American citizens choose Obama. I don´t want to think about what it would mean for the USA and for every other country in the world if Mitt Romney gets elected as the new president of the United States.