Romney or Obama? The elections. Yard signs, headlines, commercials, blogs, propagandists and pundits. It’s impossible to avoid. I’ve been wondering why people are taking any of it seriously. Is this really ‘the most important election of our time’, except for the last one, and the one before that? Is it really my duty to vote? And, if I don’t vote, do I really not have the right to complain about what happens? Platitudes and bullshit. Do you really think government won’t get a little bigger next year? More regulations, more snooping.Everything will cost a little more and we will all become a little less free. Go ahead. Tell me I’m wrong.
Here’s the deal. Voting is a dog and pony show that the Elites, the powers that be, allow us to do so that we can feel like we have a choice. You know, a say in the world that we live in. If we didn’t think that we might get a little uppity. Much easier to let the peons think that they have some control over the political process. We’ll just give them approved and vetted candidate number one, call him “R”, and approved candidate number two, call him “D”. Then we can sit back and watch all the little people fight over who’s best. Ha! Fun stuff. Don’t forget the popcorn.
Does anyone really believe that this time we will get ‘change we can believe in’ or ‘the most transparent government ever’? Why would anyone, in good conscience, bother to legitimatize this farce and put their stamp of approval on it by voting? If you must vote then vote for a Communist, or a Green or a Libertarian. Anything but the Status Quo. And please don’t give me lesser of two evils argument. You only guarantee one thing. Four more years of Evil, only lesser.
Bush and Obama both attacked countries that were no threat to the US for reasons that were total lies.
Bush and Obama both put political prisoners in offshore prisons (Guantanamo is still in business).
Both ‘fixed’ the economy by mortgaging the future of everyone, including patriotic fetuses, with more and more debt.
Both used drones to terrorize and kill people.
Neither have found a single noteworthy banker worth criminally prosecuting in the greatest theft the world has ever seen. Hell no. Those guys won’t even lose their jobs or bonuses. After the Savings and loan Scandal in the 80’s there were over 1100 prosecutions. That was over a paltry $90 billion. Today we have losses in the many 100’s of billions but nobody is guilty of anything. Come the fuck on? Bush didn’t prosecute anybody. Obama didn’t prosecute anybody and if Romney wins he won’t bother with it either. They all know who they work for. How does a candidate get a billion dollars in donations in a crashing economy anyway? Bet it didn’t come from the 99%. Bet Goldman Sacs doesn’t really care who wins. Why should you?
Why do people give one guy a pass and condemn the other? Sounds like a convenient Moral disconnect to me. If someone is labeled evil because they do evil then goddamnit, when someone else does the same things, they are evil too. Quit giving any of them a pass because they have a D or an R by their names. Just quit.
I’d love to see them hold an election where nobody bothers to come. I’d love to see a candidate win with less than 10% of voters voting for him. He would have no moral authority. I’m sure it wouldn’t stop him in any way but it would be nice to see that most people have finally given up on our corrupt political process. Then maybe something would change. If, for no other reason than people finally realize that the government will never fix anything.
Albert Einstein defined Insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I’m opting out.
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