posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS
lol to be honest Americans deserve the government they get ( dont we all ) because they put them there, or maybe not. People are just too busy getting
on with everyday life to not even notice.
If you really think that we have a choice as to who gets elected, please let me enlighten you. We DON'T. The corporations, the wealthy, and the
political bosses DECIDE who will be the candidates, first of all. About 10% of the electorate get to "DECIDE" which of the "Chosen ones" become
the nominee. Oh, you say, you can vote in the primaries. Well, let me enlighten you on that. First of all, in many states, unless you are registered
as a Democrat or a Republican, you CANNOT vote. Second, in most of the states that Obama "Won", they held caucuses, not popular votes. Those
caucuses, in many of those states, only have a few thousand people, who "get together" and decide who gets their vote.
Finally, unlike many countries, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE for a third party to get on the ballot in most states. The requirements are set up to preclude
any serious threat to the rigged two-party system.
OK, you say, change the system. Sure, we can also tell the fox to police himself, and stay away from the hen house, but we know that won't work. The
politicians and their thugs control EVERY STEP of the "Election" (or is it SELECTION) process.
Is that Democracy? It isn't much different from the way the Soviet Union conducted their elections- "Vote for Joe or shovel snow". The only real
difference here, is that it's vote for Barack or John, there is no other choice.