Hey America, you're *SNIP*! That's right, you're *SNIP* with a capital *SNIP*. I don't know what else to say to you at this point besides "I'm
sorry" or "my condolences". I think America has offially jumped the shark over the weekend.
There have been so many catastrophes leading up to this event with complicity at every level, from outright disregard for the welfare of fellow men at
the top, to pathetic, disgusting willful ignorance at the bottom. We were all somehow involved in this conspiracy.
But did we really have a chance anyway? To even begin to fight the system now firmly in place we'd have to begin at around age 5 and be on constant
vigil, scanning for BS and lies, reading between the lines, researching, learning, protesting, writing your representatives, running for office...all
while trying to get a job, pay the bills, and if you're lucky start a family. It was an impossible task all along. And because of this, we all just
did what we thought we could in our spare time and hoped for the best. It's too tiring to fight all the time. Hell, sometimes it's too tiring just
reading ATS and processing what we're really dealing with.
This November America may vote in the biggest loser to date. Whether Barack Obama or John McCain becomes the President, this will be true and the
country will only further degenerate. Neither of these candidates is good for America. Neither of these candidates is good for you! I don't want this
to become a Ron Paul lovefest so I will say only this. Right now it is an act of faith to believe America will be great again. In the same vein, it is
an act of faith to believe that Ron Paul will become President if you cast your vote for him. If you love America, you must have faith that she will
rise from the ashes of bad policies and be all that she was destined to be, and you must vote for a candidate that will not piss on America to put the
flames out, REGARDLESS of whether or not you believe that candidate will win. Act and have faith.
I never thought I would have to say this but I'm glad I don't live in America anymore. I think of my friends and family still there with the same
worry as if they lived in [insert volatile country here]. They used to poke fun at me for leaving, joking that I was a traitor. Now they regard my
expat status with flat out envy. I feel like I've watched the setting of my childhood being burned down before my eyes. Please, America, help pick up
the pieces, take up your own slack, and let's build it again.
The US Government has become Skynet
, artificial intelligence become sentient. It exists
only for its own preservation and betterment, and could not give a damn about yours. Vote for a candidate that will dismantle this system from within
(if he lives to be able) or only two choices will remain:
Tear down the citadel with your bare hands or continue on this steady decline until your would-be grandchildren are starving and wearing rags,
faces on Christian Children's Fund commercials around the world.
It is the most important choice you will ever make and the most important thing you will ever do.
Some links for your consideration...
How We Became the United States of France
thread discussing above article
Draft bailout bill thread
What did Bernanke say that we're not being told?
Future civilian domestic serucity force
Congressional Leaders stunned by warnings
Again, my deepest sympathy.
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