Monday, February 14, 2005

Did you hear that?

It was the death knell of the Democratic party, the last nail in the coffin, the straw that breaks the camel's back. If you're a registered Democrat, now's a time to start thinking about which party to move on to, and to prepare yourself for a decade or two of powerlessness and belly-aching. The Democrats are looking to the far left to galvanize the party, which can only mean implosion in a centrist-dominated system.

I'd just like to come out and say right here that I think voting is overrated, and that anyone who thinks their vote makes a difference in our fair little capital of capitalism needs to reevaluate. If you want to make any kind of difference in America, you need to AMASS WEALTH.

You need to be deciding who the two candidates are going to be, not which one you like. When it comes right down to it, having two yoyos to choose from is no different from a Communist system with one box to check off at the polls.

And don't let old George fool you with his "mandate from the people" spiel. He got 50% of the vote, and so did John. If it would have been John, Paul, and George running for office with equal monetary mandates, each would have gotten 33% of the vote.

This will continue ad nauseum until we all agree not to participate in the little charade. Next time you think about going to the polls, go to work instead. Work an extra hour or two, and send your check to some politico you like.

Here's some other wastes of time to avoid that could be better spent working for more money to buy influence with:

Protests/rallies
Letter-writing
Civil disobedience
Church

1 comment:

Timothy F. Bowen said...

That's some pretty cynical stuff Johnson. While it's true that money is a big part of politics when you get right down to it voting still matters because whoever gets the most votes wins. Money allows politicians to barrage voters with messages that convince them mostly not to vote for the other guy.

I think the real problem is in our bullshit two party system. No "new" democracies use our crappy model. France and (allegedly) Iraq both use representative democracies such that the seats in the senate/house equivalent are distributed to various parties based on the percentage of the vote that party's presidential candidate recieved.

If we implimented such a system the concept of "wasting your vote" on a third party would disappear and we would actually be able to choose. Wouldn't that be swell.