What are your questions, views, what is on your mind when you think about them, maybe there is things you can teach i that i do not know just yet, or maybe you dont know much and have been wondering. I could help out with the truth.
Would you like the 500 page version or the 700 page version…
The truth? The truth is the gov’t isn’t this monolithic, opaque entity that you can point at and say “that’s the gov’t”. The gov’t is just a collection of people like any other organization, and guess what? Just like any other organization they in-fight, rat each other out and generally don’t cooperate with each other. Many of your neighbors probably fit under the umbrella term “the government”. The US gov has done bad shit? That sucks, so has every other modern gov’t trying to make the majority of its millions of citizens happy – but lets keep in mind that the Nazis or Soviets would round us up, shoot us at point blank range and dump our bodies in a pit for having this conversation in the first place, so I think it’s safe to say we’ve at least made a step in the right direction.
Do something about real problems if you care, get with the ACLU, they call out the gov’t on a ton of shit and have actually helped enact a ton of meaningful change over the years. Or help out with some of these campaigns, started in part by the late Aaron Swartz: http://blog.demandprogress.org/campaigns