reply to post by 0zzymand0s
There is no such thing as a lesser evil. Every time you voted for what you thought was a lesser evil, and it was an incumbent you favored, regardless
of party affiliation, you voted to perpetuate the system that dug the hole that helped bury us. That's harsh, but at least it's real. There are no
good men, who seeks only to represent your interests. They are all just foot-soldiers for the only interests that actually matter: the multinational
corporations who feed and control both parties.
You don't know how I voted, or even if
I did. You don't know the agony felt by so many who saw happening what you're now seeing as accomplished
fact. You think taking a stand on a message board makes you unpopular, and a target? Try taking a stand against an insane war that most of your own
country supports with a will to beat on & punish those who don't, or against still existing racial inequality. If you're lucky, some of your
generation won't die at night in the woods, being told by your own armed countrymen to "run for it' so they can gun you down, or on a college campus,
again, in your own damned country
, simply for taking a stand dictated by your beliefs.
Yeah, demonstrators are getting clubbed and beaten today, but mainly because those who some of you smugly call "sheeple" are largely unaware of what
goes on in their own country, and not much outcry is raised. During my era, the thugs, goons, and murderers were commended and cheered on by my
fellow citizens, leaving a rift that, for some of us, never healed.
You think recession is something new? Over the decades, I went through several layoffs that lasted more than a year each, and in tougher times
before that, stole food to stay alive. That kind of uncertain existence & fear for the future hasn't changed much, I should imagine, & my heart goes
out to everyone who's contending with that now. Remembering how angry I was at people just because they'd obviously just finished dinner, I suppose I
can see where the anger is coming from today; the only difference? I didn't have an internet message board on which to vent.
And lest I should forget, we actually had
a good President, and for a while it looked like there was reason to hope for things to change for
the better... until he got shot dead, along with others who also may have been able to make a positive difference in the way things were going. With
a hideous example like that to illustrate what happens to those who try to throw a spanner into the machinery run by others, how many of the better
officeholders to come along since those days do you think will be willing to cross the line drawn in the sand?
If you think you can do a better job of voting, with even fewer
decent choices than I had, then go right ahead, with my sincere best wishes
that you can manage to do a better job. However, you're not gonna be working to clean up a mess made in my era; you're a wage slave just like we
were, the only difference being that you're further along in the end game of TPTB.
I'm just venting, too; I'm tired of younger people telling me how it was when I was growing up, what my circumstances were, & how I voted. I was
there, I remember it better than you do.
edit on 1/26/11 by BuzzCory because: Removed a whole bunch of empty space that got left in my orignal