Note: I fear that if you change the names at dates, everything I say here will apply to every presidential election in the foreseeable future.
Every election season you hear people say, “If you don’t vote you can’t complain.” Any time you complain about laws you don’t like, people will tell you, “You live in a democracy. If you want to change things then vote or run for office.”
This brings us to the 2012 presidential election between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, neither of whom represent the majority of their political party. Romney has a few die-hard fans, but most conservatives don’t like him, because he’s a big city fat cat pandering to poor country voters, and he doesn’t carry himself with the confident poise of a president. He almost seems terrified to be running for president because he knows he’s not very good at lying on the spot. Plus, he’s a Mormon, which to conservative Christians, means he believes in a false prophet. For a lot of reasons, Republicans just don’t want Mitt Romney to be their president, and they really, really don’t want Barack Obama again. So they’re unrepresented in this presidential election.
Obama also has some fanatical supporters, but most liberals don’t want to spend another four years watching him do everything they hated George Bush for. Obama-mania is over. He had his chance to change things, and he didn’t. He maintained the status quo to the point of standing by silently, consenting to police beating and arresting American citizens for protesting for freedom, justice and representation in the nation-wide Occupy Wall Street protests.
So in the 2012 election, Americans get to choose between an old white guy who made a fortune in the financial sector squeezing the little guys and an old black guy whose campaign is funded by old white guys who made their fortunes in the financial sector squeezing the little guys. And both candidates are going to staff every government position in their power with old, rich people from the financial sector who made their fortunes squeezing the little guy.
If that’s enough to scare you into voting Libertarian, you’ll just elect an old white guy who wants to remove every safeguard that protects the poor from getting squeezed by the rich. So the 2012 presidential election is merely a charade where the American people get to choose who they want to represent the rich.
At the time I’m writing this, the 2012 election isn’t for another 6 months, but I can already tell you who’s going to win representation in the White House. The rich are, and the poor are going to be told if they don’t like it, they can change who represents the rich in the White House in four more years.
I can see how some people might not have seen this coming in the 2008 presidential election with everyone so excited about George Bush leaving and Obama-mania sweeping the nation, but I don’t know how it could be any more obvious in 2012 that none of the presidential candidates represent the American people. The sub-par choices should be the wakeup call that Americans will never be represented in any presidential election as long as they only get to choose between the puppets the Republican and Democratic parties nominate.
However you felt about this post, you’ll probably feel the same way about these:
- Why you should not have faith in your government
- Don’t ask what your country can do for you
- Problems we accept are part of life but don’t have to
- Voting never has and will never save America
- Things Obama won’t change in his next four years as president
- Why Obamacare made me face palm
- Corruption reform
- A theory on improving the political election process
- Stop talking about guns and start talking about poverty
- Conservative Americans, you don’t need to overthrow your government to make the world a better place.
- Cost/Benefit Analysis of Terrorism
- A Discussion about Osama Bin Laden’s life, death and what it means for the future
- 10 solutions to most of America’s problems
- 6 steps to change America
- 9 reasons foreigners look down on America
- America is a pc. Europe is a Mac
- My American Beauty-esque rant about life in America
- Why are Americans so violent and unhappy?
- The Big Conspiracy Theory
- Have a sane perception of conspiracy theories
- Don’t give conspiracy theorists your money
Police and the Law
- An intervention with the police
- Thoughts on police who beat up protesters
- My experience with the TSA
- Should police enforce unjust laws?
- The 28th amendment
- My theory on accountability laws
- Why prostitution should be legal
- Why gambling should be legal
- 8 reasons to legalize marijuana you’ve already heard
- Why stop with just making drugs illegal?
- The American burqa
- Borders are inhumane
Occupy Wall Street
- Predictions on the Occupy Wall St. Protest
- An American Expat Visits the “Occupy Auckland” protest: Part 1, Part 2
- The Issue of Race in the Occupy movement
- Why I’m not sure if we need another big Occupy Wall Street style protest