Its been a long time since I posted anything to this fine website but I've been thinking about this and I'm out of others to discuss it with in my
personal life. Obviously, the notion that the masses of American voters are ignorant sheep isn't anyting earth shattering or original to those who
visit this site so I'll try not to ramble too much. Here are some insights that are so obvious to myself that I don't understand how others can miss
them, however, I'm sure there will be some on here who will jump at the opportunity to show me where I'm wrong. So, let us get to it, eh.
Capitalism vs loss of jobs
For me, this is a big one. There is all kinds of talk about how Obama is a socialist and how capitalism has made America heaven on earth and is the
means by which all developing nations are able to well...develop themselves. There is some truth to this idea that developing nations use capitalism
to develop, after all that is the true strength of the economic theory. Strangely enough though, for Americans (who live in a developed country) this
really is not a benefit for us. How a person can praise capitalism and in the same breath complain about how "they took our jobs" and not realize that
those things necessarily go hand-in-hand is totally perplexing. Don't they realize that capitalism requires that the capitalist produce his/her goods
as cheaply as possible in order to maximize profit? I mean, that is THE central idea after all. Do those same people not realize that working for
$0.10 an hour in any number of 3rd world countries will ALWAYS be cheaper than paying Americans to do the same work? What I'm pointing out here is
that this is a cause-and-effect relationship; if you are pro capitalist then you are necessarily pro "send my job overseas", period. Oh yeah, and of
course I realize that we do not actually practice capitalism in its true form but that really isn't relevant because 99.9% of voters couldn't tell you
what capitalism or corporatism even is.
Get Out And Vote
Another thing that I find absolutely astounding is the sudden push every election cycle to "get out and vote" and more specifically what the motive
behind these marketing campaigns really are. On the surface, it appears to be little more than a public service announcement to motivate people to
vote, which isn't a bad thing in and of itself. However, I'd argue that this isn't the true intention of these advertisements. Pacification is the
true motivation or intention of this campaign. All of the commercials have the same central theme, that YOU or your ETHNIC GROUP or your DEMOGRAPHIC
is so vitally important to the government, your country, and your neighbor that they are waiting on pins and needles to finally get to see how you
vote so that you may mold America into your vision of the future. This is a load of crap and couldn't be any further from the truth. The truth that,
your vote is counted by an easily manipulated computer program if its counted at all and has little to no effect whatsoever on the politicians who are
being voted for. We all know that money talks and votes are bullspit, or at least we should.
Camel vs. Marlboro
The last thing I'd like to point out is that the parties and candidates all represent the exact same thing, just in slightly altered packages, and it
has been this way for a very long time already. I would equate voting for them to voting for your favorite brand of cigarette. Regardless of how you
vote you will get the same thing, cancer. This cancer will continue to steadily grow and devestate your life by limiting your freedom and ability to
do what you want while simultaneously consuming all of your money or assets until there is nothing left. We have become addicted to this way of
thinking, and if we don't change ... we will all die from it.
P.S. No, I'm not a socialist, Marxist, leftist, terrorist, republican, democrat, or anything else. I'm only a concerned and educated American who is
ready to see the public discourse move towards actual solutions and away from who is the most hansome or what our favorite color is.
10/28/2012 by budaruskie because: (no reason given)
edit on 10/28/2012 by budaruskie because: (no reason given)