Sunday, October 31, 2010

WARNING: Explicit rant ahead

Almost over.  Yep.  Almost there.
By Wednesday morning, all of this election day garbage and rhetoric will be over with.  And fucking good riddance I say.  I am exhausted with the personal attacks, the half truths, and the "that other guy is Beelzebub" charges.  This one will *gasp* raise your taxes!  This one is a puppy killer!  My God, whatever you want to hear us say we'll say it!  Just for the love of Pete vote us into office!
We're the Republicans.  With us you'll never pay taxes again but you'll spiral down into debt while we make certain you can never buy porn again.
We're the Democrats.  We'll tax you back to the stone age and spend it on earmarks and really, really stupid things.  You can also forget about ever owning a gun.
And don't even get me started on those fucking tea baggers.

Is there any difference between political parties and a gang?  Can we just start calling them for what they are?  Meaning, the Kings and the Deuces?  I'm so sick of it all.  I by no means advocate for violent revolution, but I often wonder if the only way to get past corruption, lobbies, and pork project spending is to burn the whole thing down and just start over again.  Who am I fooling?  Human nature would inevitably take over in any new system and we'll be right back here with the same damned problems.

Is any of this real?  I have to keep asking myself that when I see the campaign ads.  Are these the actions of any kind of rational society?  Of course they aren't.  They are the acts of a deeply divided people, of the political equivalents of Capulets and Montagues, of Sharks and Jets, of Klingons and Federation lining up on opposite sides of the alley and preparing to throw down.  Guess it's always been that way.

Doesn't matter.  I'm tired of it.  I'm tired of people throwing in my face the notion that it's "my duty to vote" even when I have to hold my nose while standing at the polls, knowing full well that that the throwing of that useless switch will make no viable difference whatsoever.  I'm tired of endless bickering back and forth while nothing ever gets accomplished, one side always blaming the other but whenever the opposite side has the steering wheel we still somehow end up in the ditch.  
Yes, Democrats are a flathead.  Republicans are a Philips.  Either way you just get screwed.

But don't worry.  It's almost over. The only thing we'll have to deal with after that is the gloating done by the winning side, most likely Republicans.  Yes by all means's something done by the opposing party every two years after a new president is elected.  Happened in 1982.  Happened in 1990.  Happened in 1994.  Happened in 2006 (yes I know. That was after Bush's re-election.  Same principle, 9/11 just threw it off a little.)  It'll happen again on Tuesday.

Happy fucking voting everyone.

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  1. On Facebook, Ghost Dogg said: "I had a coworker trot out the timeworn cliche, "you can't complain if you don't vote." I said, "Watch me. What are you going to do, put a sock in my mouth? I will punch you in the face." I love irrational dialogues."

  2. I'm beginning to think that the "can't complain if you don't vote" is sort of brainwashed mantra, a meme repeated until it's ingrained in the source code.
    Although invalid, if the phrase gets people to be active in the political process again, it's not all bad.


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