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The Night Before the Inevitable Chaos

Well I haven't been posting much lately....life has me running. But I have been paying attention to the news, little bit from here and there. I heard McCain claim his impending victory this morning. I saw the Saturday Night Live clip in which Palin inanely jived along with the skit mocking her. I heard that Cheney endorsed McCain, finally. That ought to be the kiss of death, but really this game is not about votes, but about machines and voter manipulation. The winner will be the one who has the best control of the machine of our elections. And frankly, from a Ron Paulian point of view, Obama is not much better than McCain, and on some counts he is worse. Neither candidate is ready to take on the level of change that this country needs. If Obama takes the prize, as by most measures he rightfully should, he is faced with an economy and a planet that are stretched beyond reasonable limits. The winner will be faced with a time period during which Americans still have not admitted publicly that we cannot continue to live at the standard that we think is uniquely ours. The winner faces attempting to make good during a time when everything that Americans have taken for granted is irreversibly unravelling. It is going to be painful. Good thing the feds have got a whole lot of spare enforcers on hand, just in case we should get rowdy after the results are announced, eh? Too bad Canada isn't any better.

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inibo
Nov. 4th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
For the most part I agree, but 'cept for "The winner will be faced with a time period during which Americans still have not admitted publicly that we cannot continue to live at the standard that we think is uniquely ours."

That will be a self-imposed restriction. If we were to dismantle our overseas military empire and stop all foreign aid there would be a couple of billion dollars a year that would be left in the economy in a perfect world, but at least spent here on stuff we need. We still have one the most if not the most productive economies in the world when it's not having almost half its life blood sucked out by DC. Of course, neither of them is going to address that in any way whatsoever, so, you're right. We're pretty much fucked.
liveonearth
Nov. 4th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
You're right too, in that some individuals and groups have admitted the need for and depth of change needed. I wish that there were enough of us to make a dent in the support for the two "main" candidates. My hope for this election is that at least 10% of the votes go to "3rd" parties....but it is not easy to get people to vote their conscience (not dem or rep) when the evil (the neocons) they are voting against is so frightful.
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