It is people like Ryan Davis that make me desperately wish that I could believe in life after death. With that said, I miss that guy immensely, and I am sorry to say that I have gotten used to him not being around anymore as well. Time and its cold indifference as it marches on can be a real bitch sometimes.
Because the government cannot be trusted. Trusting the government is an insanely unhealthy attitude. Just ask the Native Americans, the Japanese, German Jews, the cambodians under the Khmer Rouge, etc, etc, etc, until time immemorial.
26, Male, LDS (Mormon). From California, currently in school in Utah. Even though I am relatively heterodox (as I believe true Mormonism ought to be heterodox, questioning, and iconoclastic, as opposed to the dogmatists) I am very active. I believe that many Mormons nowadays (especially in Utah) have built a social bubble that has made them complacent. There is tremendous social pressure to not rock the boat.
I actually feel like Frank isn't evil per se. He definitely rip you to fucking bits if you get in his way, or simply if he needs to, but now that he's president, I actually don't expect him to be some sort of dictator. If I had to guess, anybody in politics should look out for him, but if you're just a civilian, he probably won't be much of a problem.
Also, even though he's kind of a scumbag, I have a hard time disliking him. He and his wife have such an interesting relationship. While it is not in my interests, if I were to ever marry someone, I would like my relationship to be like theirs (minus the "evil" scheming). They don't let petty things get between them, they don't hold each other back and they have complete respect for each other. You'd expect the absolute opposite, considering how much of a professional liar he is. While I found the way it ended a little sad, his friendship with Freddy also felt genuine and admirable.
It's also great that he's not some left-wing or right-wing extremist, he relatively balanced.
He's killed 2 people in the name of power and self interest. Dude's fucking evil.
He's more the ultimate pragmatist, willing to do whatever it takes to win. The government as a collective entity kills hundreds of people every day just to further their own power. Frank Underwood is simply the way all politicians think, the only difference is that other politicians are not as smart as he is.
The Olympics are an inherently fascist idea. The reason people watch the Olympics is due to nationalism, they want to see "their country" do well for no reason other than the fact that the patch of dirt they live on happened to be conquered by the government rather than some different government. Patriotism is truly nothing more than slaves celebrating their slavery, but that is another matter entirely. The Olympics trace their origin to the nationalistic ideologies of the late 1800s to Nazi Germany. The focus on athletics has it's origins in eugenics. In fact, the Running of the Torch ceremony was created by Carl Diem, the leader of Hitler's Youth, for the '36 Olympics as a display of pageantry to show off the "greatness" of National Socialism.