So, here in California, It doesn’t really matter that I vote for president on tomorrow’s coming ballot. I do believe California will cast its 55 Electoral College votes for the Democratic incumbent Barak Obama. This should be no surprise to anyone following politics. Opinions may differ, facts don’t often lie. The question of whether or not he wins the whole thing is up for some debate, but not really. The President knows how the system works, and he will probably win enough states to stay in office. Ohio will go blue, MAYBE Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada. He’ll win on those states.
The discussion I want to have is subject to broad generalizations based on, quite possibly, incomplete contextual examples and other items of “so called” relevance. I doubt most people want to hear someone blather on about their pessimistic political and philosophical pontifications (so tune out now if this is going down the wrong alley already). Lately, with the number of random people finding their way here, I become only slightly apprehensive about sharing all my wacko-ideas. Fuck it, here goes:
So, I guess most American people out there don’t know a shitload of information about our democratic government, how it works, and why things happen the way they do. Since voter turnout is ALWAYS LOW it makes sense to me that most people probably don’t, uh, vote, don’t care, and live lives largely detached from their government, only noticing its boundaries and infringements upon perceived freedoms. Most people have a sense of profound entitlement to their liberty, and their free will (here in the USA at least). This comes from never having a reason to fear your government, because it does not go out of its way to make your life shitty by taking things from you unfairly. If you disagree with that, you are a fucking idiot. Spend 1 day in ANY COUNTRY IN AFRICA and tell me that you don’t have it good in America. Is the government going to come to your tiny village and take all your children and make them into soldiers for a civil guerilla war? Are you infected with a fucking disease that would normally be treated with pills for a week? IS YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY 65 OR 85? Your nation-hate is unfounded, and comes as a result of your ignorance, not the fault of the government. Only 300 million people live in the United States. There are going to be close to 8 billion people in the world soon. Do the math. How many of them lead awesome lives?
The democratic government of the United States of America, as it exists now, is a crappy slap-dash half-assed fake of what the government was intended to be, and should be. I agree that our government sucks, but is it the worst? Is it worth leaving the country over? FUCK NO. Can it get better here? Hell to the fucking yes it can. It needs to get better here, and fast. However, is electing a new president the ticket to that idea-show? Most people would like to believe that the president is a hugely influential figure, capable of “wielding” the economy in one hand, and the “shield” of our defense in the other? National security and capitalism are the president’s areas of power? Eh? This is only slightly on-track. Common belief about who or what the president(cy) is are often just wrong. People hate Obama because they are conservative or racist. Not because he’s killing America or some shit. Presidents are not the powerful figures we often portray them to be, nor do they have much say over the economy. Capitalism is not a part of government, it is a function of civilian and business trade and commerce. It is REGULATED and monitored by government, but government does not dictate its success or failure. It is, its own thing. Thank Jesus. But the president who terms during a beneficent economy often benefits in popularity, like Bill Clinton, and George Bush’s first term. Obama can’t fix the economy, but he can throw money at it, with congress’ help.
Your government is balanced, so much so that because of party polarization, little is accomplished. It generally does nothing of substance, but generate policy and law. It was NOT designed to impose social guidelines and restrictions on its citizens. Nothing just magically “happens” because the president wants it to. If he wants there to be a law, CONGRESS HAS TO AGREE FIRST. They all have to vote a billion fucking times to make sure it’s full of bullshit and money for everyone involved along the way, and THEN it can go get signed into law. It’s not like he runs the show. He just waves his hand, signs the paper, and goes off to some other important bullshit. We make such a big deal out of our government, but it’s not because of anything they actually can do.
You know all those people who think the government is listening, NSA is the secret government, UFO cover-ups and all that shit. Let me ask you something, there “the moon landing was faked” dude: The government can’t even zip up its own pants, let alone organize a massive cover-up. FUCK, WE LET PEOPLE CREATE A TERRORIST CELL IN OUR COUNTRY, TRAIN HERE, AND FLY OUR PLANES INTO OUR OWN SHIT TO SHOW US HOW “NOT TOGETHER” WE ARE. You think they are all “oh, we got people everywhere, listening to all your inane comments you make to your friends on the phone, because we’re the fucking GOVERNMENT man! Muahahaha!” Who’s paying these people? Sadly, my friend, if you work, YOU ARE.
The government has fattened on the ever expanding principle of more people = more tax dollars coming in. It’s not getting better, bureaucracy is so extensive and insane that NO ONE PART OF THE SYSTEM HAS ANY IDEA WHAT THE OTHER PART IS DOING at this point. They could even be dealing with the same issue, and have no idea. FUCK PEOPLE WAKE UP! Can the DMV transfer your information over to the SSA with a click, to the FBI? Do they have a linked network? Is it ever a “breeze” to do anything related to the government? How easy is it to get paperwork filed with a government agency or office? If they were really on top of their shit, wouldn’t there just be ONE FUCKING PLACE YOU GO, CALLED “GOVERNMENTLAND” AND YOU GIVE THOSE FUCKING GUYS YOUR INFORMATION, AND THEY CHANGE ALL THE IMPORTANT SHIT CONNECTED TO YOUR LIFE IN ONE GO? Instead, we have a separate bureaucracy for every tit-elbow pickle-fuck agency we can come up with to spend tax money on. The system gets fatter, the people stay busy, the thing was rolling along great until we started to have so many fucking people that a whole bunch of them are sitting around and can’t find anything to do.
We think they are after us because we are always challenging authority, as human animals. WE DON’T LIKE TO BE DOMINATED. WE DON’T LIKE THE OTHER ANIMAL DOMINATING ON US. We can’t challenge authority if the authority is inept and slobbering all over itself in a corner somewhere. WHO THE FUCK IS AFRAID OF THAT? If we make them scary, then we can fear them again. THEN it’s unfair that the big animal stands on us and now we can complain about how bad it is booooo fucking hoooooo.
When you think about government, think how little your vote will matter. Things are so far out of the system’s control, that no act of the system can internally repair it. It will collapse from the inside, due to a great sum of need by a level of depraved degenerates (myself included) accumulating on the bottom rungs of society. We have tried to manage the experiment with civility, and it has utterly failed and resulted in a massive enabling of people satisfied with suckling from the teat for all eternity. It won’t change because Captain Mormon Underpants is elected, or if the Antichrist is allowed to continue to reign over all life.
Just understand it. You’re not going to change it. I will still go vote, because I like to, and I know it really means nothing, but eh, at least I can vote down some California propositions. Fuck, we’re so dumb for allowing people to propose shit and vote it into law. Yeah, argue? Look at California, the world’s 8th largest economy, utterly falling apart, with cities going BANKRUPT right and left. Thanks citizens, for all your flabbergasting contributions.
GO vote. Go be a part of your government. But don’t be an idiot. Just be silent, aware and responsible. Let the monkeys beat each other to death over the next great watering hole. I’ll see you later, I’ve discovered the evolutionary ladder, and am intent on climbing it.