posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 12:34 PM
Might I humbly submit that you are correct, but you might have missed the root of the reason]/i] you are correct.
Since one or two generations ago, a very new, and different society has sprung up. We are it. We believe, almost fanatically, that someone can tell
us information, and that based on that information we then judge the information and choose political representation based on that judgment.
Here's the problem, we don't. I am almost afraid to tell some people who earnestly think they are conscientious voters that, in fact, they are
the true-to-life proof of the old saying; "There are none more enslaved than those who falsely believe themselves to be free."
When you stop to consider that nearly everything you claim to know about celebrity-candidate 1, and celebrity-candidate 2 - you have been told second
hand. Just how sure you are actually judging the information, as opposed to simply 'reacting' to it? Would you bet your life on it? I ask,
because in a very real sense, we are.
Older people are much more inclined to be 'Party-line voters" but this is the paradigm under which they have been politically indoctrinated. Their
kids generally, as a result of generation-gap friction, are more likely to 'spread' their good-sense around' choosing the celebrity-candidate that
matches more personally acceptable doctrines or policy. THEIR kids however are realizing that it's all a game, they've been and are being, played
by people who've trained them to want what they are 'told' is desirable, and 'consume' as a form of expressing yourself. In other words, they
are indoctrinated to view the political process and it's candidates as 'consumers' view products.
But the kids are smarter than they thought; and many are now realizing that there was an underlying, hidden 'flavor' to all this, a flavor of
serfdom, slavery, servitude, call it what you will. The fact that these co-called public servants don't actually serve US has become too
evident to ignore, despite reality TV, despite the Emmies and Oscars, and the latest internet porn.
I would expect THEIR kids will be better suited to seeing that this kind of social surrender never happens again. I would think it's our
responsibility to make sure they can seize the opportunity to do it.