posted on May, 14 2012 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by GD21D
I don't think the OP is looking the other way, or rolling over. As a matter of fact the OP seems to be one of the few that are actually
looking at the situation honestly. I get so tired of this illusion of voting that people seem so tied to. It's like make believe to me, or better yet
the proverbial fantasy land. Pretending the system will work itself out isn't going to fix anything. All you're doing is chasing smoke with all the
inherent flaws in the system.
I definitely appreciate the sentiment, and if I were dealing ONLY with the level of voting itself, I'd agree (it's not the votes that count, it's
who counts the vote - amiright?). I'm also getting at dealing with other levels of the process, and working out the kinks from the ground up.
When I see people mentioning these positions, I don't ever see any other solutions being presented - it tends to pretty much boil down to "Turn back
- ignore it and don't participate"...which I have a very hard time understanding as accomplishing anything one way or the other. Agreed: JUST going
out and voting will likely do no good, as you'll be outnumbered by the dumb and brain-dead even if no shenanigans beyond the media doing their job
are involved. Getting at the root of the thing, though, and taking the power structure back over from the bottom-up - that's fixing the danged
The one place where my perception is starting to change is that all these candidates are shills. I think the majority are just regular guys
that get caught up in bull!@#$. Take GW for example. Earlier in his life he was a decent speaker. A perfect example was when he was running for Texas
Governor, he was to the point and sharp, he didn't stumble over words or say stupid things. It just seemed during those presidential terms he was
just mailing it in. He didn't really care. Or quite possibly just played stupid to ensure he didn't get killed. I know I may be reaching a bit, but
it's an interesting aspect to think about with everything that was going on with the war on terror.
SHHHHHH!!!!! You're not supposed to notice that!
You DO recall his dad being the former CIA director, right? Dubya knew exactly what he was doing, and the folksy stupidity was just a way to get
aware with much more than should have been allowed.