posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 09:29 PM
reply to post by antar
Some people are very touched that this is a sign that the problem of racism is fading. I'm also somewhat touched by that and think it is a sign
racism is fading.
Yet I'm not happy at all today. If I cried it would be tears of political depression. Sure I'm mildly encouraged that racism is fading, yet I'm
incredibly discouraged and even disgusted that the popularity contest mentality behind our elections is dooming our country to a slow and painful
death. Obama is more to me an expression of the result of herd mentality popularity-based voting.
I am told this... you are not allowed to vote for the best candidate. No, you have to vote for the most popular ones so your vote counts. I'm sorry
they don't count my vote when I vote for example Ralph Nader? My vote would not register one additional count that expresses that Ralph Nader is
better than Barack Obama? Wrong, my vote is counted unless some sort of election fraud stops it from being counted, like it clearly was for Ron Paul
in Massachusetts given that more people had Ron Paul signs on their frick'n lawn than actual votes that were counted for him by Massachusetts
As long as people have the mindset that you are not allowed to vote for unpopular candidates, then voting is a popularity contest and it is a joke.
Not only is the Democracy next to non-existent but so is the Republic when people go to the polls and fail to vote for the best candidate and instead
vote based on popularity.
So no, I did not cry one bit when I saw Mr. President Popular, Master of NLP being sworn in.