posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:22 PM
I am among this group, I suppose, even though I hate the term "Millenial" almost as much as I hate being called a "Consumer" and when government
services refer to me as a "Customer" instead of a Citizen. But I don't blame Obama for this. Obama is just a mediocre puppet who may or may not
have had Big Ideas before his election. Either way, he is every bit the empty suit he was accused of being in 2008. Just a convenient way for the
establishment to mask the agenda driving both major parties.
I have no affinity for Democrats, because their ideas are bad. I don't like the Republicans either, because their ideas (when they have them, which
is rare) are worse. But what I really hate is that voters swing wildly between these two more or less identical ends of the bait-and-switch spectrum,
year after year, as if voting for one over the other is going to teach anyone a lesson. The persistent mass delusion that the system is something more
than an overplayed Good Cop/Bad Cop routine is maddening.
For the Democrats, I am tired of hearing them yammer on and on and on about "inequality" and "lack of opportunity" while quietly enforcing the
conditions that foster both of those things. I believe in strong and effective social safety nets for moral and economic reasons, but I completely
reject any system where those nets become cots. Our welfare state mocks those who need it by forcing them to stay on assistance instead of lifting
them off of it for good. The so-called "Progressives" in our government are really good at talking, but that's about all they can do. Obama, for
his part, is chief among these useless idiots. He'll jump at any chance to get on TV and talk for hours about all the great stuff he's trying to do,
but not until days or weeks after he should have just shut up and done it already.
And the GOP is no better. For a party ostensibly based on protecting individual liberty, they sure do have a fetish for the Police State. Their
anti-abortion, anti-marijuana, anti-marriage equality, anti-science, pro-theocracy, pro-torture, pro-war, pro-incarceration, poverty-shaming platform
reads less like a treatise on the power and necessity of individualism and more like the manifesto of a bunch of backwoods culture crusaders willing
to use every weapon in the arsenal to protect the status quo to the last man. Ever since Nixon's Southern Strategy assimilated the Dixiecrats, they
have been on a witch hunt to purge every ounce of common sense and goodwill from their ranks. 50 years hence, the Party of Lincoln is the kind of club
where Jefferson Davis would be pretty comfortable.
The sad fact is that as much as I would love to vote, I have no one to vote for. Every election is rigged by crooked gerrymandered district lines, or
bought out by billionaires with more money than respect for the democratic process, or just pointless because the only choice available is between two
corrupt dirtbags whose only loyalty is to their own reelection.
I'm at the point now where I have decided to vote for whoever seems like the absolute worst choice, because the only thing left that has any hope of
teaching America anything is giving us exactly what we're asking for.