Friday, June 8, 2007

Ben Shell


Welcome to another member profile. Today we are introducing Ben Shell.

So Ben, where do you come from?

Flint, Michigan

Ok, so what's your major?

Biology but let's see.

If you could be any politician, which one would you be?
Well, I don't like any of them, but I'd be....wow I don't know. Maybe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt. Really though, if you think about it, would you actually rather be any of those Presidents? If anything I'd like to be President Shell, because we can always change the future, what good is imagining yourself as someone else when your strengths could be used today?
Which President/s do you like most?
Well, I think Lincoln goes without saying. Roosevelt because he brought economic maturity to American capitalism by regulating trusts (fed the fires of American Industry). Also, JFK because he led the country at a very difficult time in our history, helped avoid the world's annihilation via nuclear weapons which allowed all of us to exist today. I also like President Clinton. I know a few people that have met him personally and he was just a really good President. That's a whole two sentences more than I can say about Dubya.

What do you do for fun?
I listen and play music. I read tons and play Star Wars Battle Front. But mainly music.

What do you play?
I play bass guitar, trumpet, piano, and I just learned violin.

Have you played with any bands?
Ever since I was 15, countless bands.

Whose favorite Star Wars character?
Not Jar Jar Binks. Between Boba Fett and Darth Maul. No one beats the Fett man -Peter Griffin

What do you think of the Mayoral race?
It's pretty important. It could be a turning point for Flint. Either it will be the same or it will change for the better. It will effect the entire country. But guess what? No one in Flint even knows what a Rhode's Scholar is so it wouldn't surprise me if he loses *wink*wink
p.s. he lost.

What is the most important issue to you in politics today?
Education and health care reform. While it's a cliche to say knowledge is power, I think that the higher echelons of society are trying to keep the lower class from gaining power. Like medieval ages the powerful want to suppress everyone else to retain power. They only want people like them running things. This is one of the problems occuring all over the world and will most likely help lead to our collapse as a species.

Final question, what is the future of Flint?
The future of Flint is whatever Flint makes for itself. Pretty much, the entire country laughs and scoffs at Flint, but as for the future, one day it'll either become a center of education, ideally with employment for all or a ghost town.