April 21, 2008

Coming Around

I recently sent out several emails to get a feel of the political situation. I am going to write an article for a local free magazine and was interested in what people had to say when asked about the state of things and opinions of the three leading candidates... this is a response I got, it seems to be pretty much what most folks had to say..

received email:

I've become a political agnostic. I believe it might be possible that common-sense government could exist, but all the evidence I can see doesn't add up to any kind of real proof. So I just do what I can (which ain't much in these rabidly partisan times), and hope things will work out somehow in the end.
My opinion on the three candidates? I get the distinct impression that they're all full of shit, and what's worse, none of them seem to care that it's so obvious. The pandering is blatant. This is the first time since I turned 18 that I'm probably just going to sit out. I just don't care who wins this one. I've banged my head against the wall for years with little result but a bloody headache, and as hard as it may be to weather, I think maybe it's just high time all the self-serving voters of this country got exactly what they bargained for.
I've stopped blaming the politicians.Sure, they're a bunch of greedy, power-tripping bastards. But they're only there because a bunch of greedy, power-tripping bastards put them there in exchange for some expected favoritism. They're just doing what we allow them to do, and they know that there isn't going to be any revolution, unless we can schedule it so that everybody can get home in time for American Idol or Dancing With The Stars. We have the ultimate tool to communicate and demand better government, and we use it for Facebook and I-tunes. We all love our Two Minutes Hate on the radio and TV. (We are winning the war against Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.)
If you held a gun to my head and made me vote, I guess I'd vote for Obama. What the hell. If we're gonna shake things up, we might as well go all out and see what happens with a Magic Negro in the White House. I can't imagine him fucking things up any worse than either of the other two, and I can listen to him talk just a tad longer without feeling an overwhelming urge to hurl. I have to admit though, it's a sad state of affairs when 'least likely to cause projectile vomiting' becomes a serious consideration.
On the other hand, it might be entertaining to see Bill Clinton become the First Bitch. "Today on C-Span, live coverage of the 2nd Congressional Blowjob Committee..."
(Unfortunately, since I'm pretty much reduced to looking for entertainment value, I can't imagine any reason I'd like to see McCain win.)
It's going to be at worst an 'antichrist administration', ushering in the time of weeping and gnashing of teeth, or at best a 'null administration' of Business As Usual for another 4 years....or 8....or 12....until we do have the 'antichrist election'. Either way, it's too late to do anything about this one now. I've just resigned myself to the fact that things are going to get a lot worse before they get any better, and it's going to happen soon. The odds of 200 million people simultaneously coming to their senses without a cosmic bitchslap are pretty thin, and the average American has no idea how much worse things can get, so they just pretend that things can't get worse. All they know is that they got an income tax refund (that's a good thing, right?) and they heard that some politician was promising to make the doctors stop charging them so they can finally get those DVD players installed in the backs of their headrests in their cars. You know, the list is endless...
Want a glaring indictment? It's a damned shame how Ron Paul was crucified. The Democrats hated him because he wouldn't promise them free shit, and the Republicans hated him because he wouldn't promise to lock up all the Democrats for aiding and abetting The Enemy. Nobody listened to what he said for five minutes. Just goes to show that people don't really want to govern themselves. They all want a nanny-state. The only thing left to argue about is who gets to run it so we can punish those other guys for being Not Like Us. Those of us in the middle? We're just shit out of luck. We have about as much leverage in this clusterfuck as Switzerland. All we can do is hang on for the ride, and hope the war with Eurasia ends soon. (We have always been at war with Eurasia.)


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