Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Debates

The presidential debates are coming on soon, but I can't watch. Why?  As Bokonon tells us - it's all foma.
Lies, Lies, Lies.  If I were fully political, I'd watch Democracy Now! where Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson are answering every question point by point, but as much as I think both Jill and Buddy have something to say - I just can't get it up for the presidential election.  It all goes back to that Pachinko Machine I mentioned in the previous post.  To me, the current political situation is a direct result of tons of shit that went down back about the time the John Birch Society was founded and God was put on dollar bills and in the pledge - and, of course, the advent of TVs in middle class living rooms around the country.  Back in the day, before hegemony concentrated media power in the hands of a very few, it wasn't the propaganda muscle it is today - but now, it's fucking pathetic.  Que Sera Sera.

I'm going to bed early.

Certainly there are minimal differences between Obama and Romney - and if I lived in a swing state, I might have a different point of view.  But if you ask me, everyone who has the option should vote third party.  It's the only way to statistically register our discontent with a system that puts corporate greed over human need every day in every way.  Some people advocate a voter boycott, and while I can see how it makes sense on some level to refuse to participate in rigged bullshit that ultimately makes no difference in the way life is - I still think that voting third party is more effective statistically since less than 50% of registered voters even make it to the polls.  It's disheartening, particularly when you consider how dedicated so many people are at the local level.

Even if a third party cannot win in the next two decades, it's still important to support them.  It's like when we were all in high school, and there was a really great party happening - but nobody had parked in front of the house yet. A few people are drinking beer and listening to good music, eating tasty snacks and laughing it up while a bunch of goof balls are driving around the block, afraid to be the first to go inside and have some fun.  They all waste gas driving around the block, waiting for somebody else to show some balls.


Blogger Jim said...

Great post, because the MSM got their wish with Romney going in circles of lies and generalities (as usual) and Obama pontificating in a solemn manner.
That was expected though because now the MSM can sell their advertising for another month or so.
Keep up the good work you do.

October 4, 2012 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger rraine said...

rocky anderson. that's all i'm sayin'.

October 5, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

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