One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. -Nietzsche
September 10, 2008
Pushing the Deck of Cards
In a city leveraged by political machinery, it was unexpected that
a press conference held today would specifically remind us that a
two-party Democracy is an absurd charade. With both parties in
agreement over all major issues, President Bush's approval
rating hovering around 30%, and Congressional approval ratings under
20%, looking for "change" by altering the name of the party in control
yields little when both parties have pledged to implement the exact same
The deficit has been steadily growing, government expanding, liberty
decreasing, and still there is no political representation for the
majority held positions opposing the Iraqi war, restrictions on civil
liberties, and deficit spending.
Because neither of the two major candidates support what the majority wants,
the media encourages people to support the "lesser of two evils" which
ensures people receive at least a modest dose of evil. They also cast their
vote in favor of what they don't really want, making a mockery of voting.
Some people are fearful of what one candidate would do to the country and
vote for the other who will do about the same, while other people see
through this silly game and refuse to participate.
Today's approach calls the bluff by rejecting the closed two-party system
that has proven its shortage of solutions and demands an open discussion
about political ideas. Only time will tell whether there is a way to get
public servants to listen to the people instead of forcing them to make
a losing choice between two unpalatable options.