I know, but if people could only blog about what they really think, most blogs would have only 3 or 4 words, and a lot of toenail picking going on. I give a lot of the politicians crap. I decry the value of the pundit as leadership icon, and the talking heads I chastise as vociferously as possible as the despoilers of our society. Unfortunately, the voters are the reason this country is so incredibly jacked up.
Let’s start with my favorites, the pauliacs. They actually represent a lot larger segment of society than their incredibly inflated blog numbers would suggest. They are partly aware of whats going on in the world around them. Not a bad thing. A few of them are open to honest discourse, and in fact I’ve had at least three say that Ron’s behaviour on a certain issue I’ve posted was “troubling.” I get a lot of Ron Paul hits. 3. 3. 3. Willing to think they’re guy might have behaved inproperly.
Being close minded is not a new thing, nor is it a rare thing. It’s what politicians crave. slavish devotion to hyperbolic rhetoric is a must if you want a stable base. What intrigues me about the Pauliacs, is the rhetoric is self generating. Ron is a little on the modest side, and is not prone to pitching his resume around. He has been vocal about his non-interventionist beliefs, but other than that he’s been a fairly quiet guy. Not his followers. They don’t care what he does he is right, and they are more than happy to let you know it.
They aren’t the worst to me. Nor are the apathetic masses that consistently decide not to vote. Or, maybe, never even give it a thought. Too busy, to bored, to lazy, or to disinterested to be bothered with electing one more person that will disappoint them on a daily basis for at least the next 4 years. I can not begin to count the number of times I have heard “damn elections…i can’t buy beer until 6 o’clock.”
The ones that really flat out make me dysfunctional are the ones that vote and have no idea what they are voting for. They see someone that looks presidential, or some highly polished sphincter muscle tells them on the news who to vote for, or they accept as a given that if the person is a member of their party he fits their beliefs. These are the ones that are destroying society. They think for whatever reason that Ann Coulter’s picture would look nice on the gunrack so they take the advice of this entertainer, or they think al franken is a hoot (that should be a hanging offense in itself) so they vote for his guy. Congresswoman Julia Carson IN has been elected several times , quite simply because she is black. She has no qualifications, no particular charisma, no special knowledge of the issues, but she comes from a predominantly black district. that’s hardly a reaosn to vote for someone, and I’m willing to venture that she does more harm than good. Not because she is black, but because she was elected because she was black. The same thing happens over and over and over. This catholic borough votes in this catholic idiot, and this jewish neighborhood votes for this jewish alderman.
It will never change. We don’t have the desire for it to change. We don’t have a passion to do the work that will make the change. We want to ride a horse like Ron Paul to change. We don’t want to raise a bunch of horses at the local level. That would be a lot of work and take a lot of time. It is also the only way to true change in our government. It’s do the work, or let the money choose. Rather let the money tell you who you should choose since you are to ignorant to ecide on your own.
Now since I’m probably labeled a racist let me take it one step further. We need a test for voters. You need to take a test to drive a car, to get out of high school, to enter college, to get in the military. Yet you don’t need to take a test to choose the leadership of our country.? that’s just wrong.
There…now i’m not a racist….now i hate everyone equally.