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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Whenever I get even slightly political here on Retrospace, it’s not long before the personal attacks start coming.  Americans are so polarized on the issues of the day that they lose control of any sense of perspective and  simple respect.  Well, here it goes again anyway….

I give zero shits about  who becomes president.  No matter who wins, it’s going to be the same rows of advisors and cabinet members standing behind the prez.  The lobbyists will still have their filthy paws on the entire legislative and executive branches and subsequently nothing will improve for the middle class.  The vast unrepresented and maligned middle class – the very group that fights the wars and pays for the wars…. yet, has no say so in whether to go to war.

Most Americans see through the charade and recognize that it doesn’t really matter who wins. Hence, the disturbingly low voter turn out.  The ones that still believe there’s a difference are either blinded by our awful excuse of a media, or are motivated by pure emotion, with no left brain involvement whatsoever.

So, how does this have anything to do with our collective past – the theme of Retrospace? Not a lot, I guess, except to note that it wasn’t always like this.  I sincerely believe that it used to matter – in fact, I don’t think it was all that long ago that things went south.  For instance, American history would genuinely have been affected had Mondale won (you could argue good or bad).  Certainly, McGovern as the POTUS would have yielded a very different country as would a second term for Carter.  You get my point.

Yeah, that's right.  He did all three.... even the grumpy one on the right.  Livin' the dream, baby.

Now that things have become pretty much homologous,  many Americans have thrown in the towel.  For the liberal minded, Obama was an opportunity for finally some ‘change’.   However, it turned out to be just politics as usual and the same scumbags that broke our economy were hired on as ‘advisors’ and top positions in the government.  Meanwhile, us middle classers were left holding the tab. 

I don’t want to be cynical.  I don’t want to be jaded and negative towards my country.  But what I want is a real choice in November.  Dare to dream.


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