[Homestead] another stolen election
music at thenightshades.com
Wed Nov 24 12:52:50 EST 2004
This is very insightful. This election was indeed another stolen one, stolen
from the people and divided up by many interested parties, including many
corporations and extremely rich people.
People by and large thought they were voting for or against the Iraq war,
for or against abortion rights, for or against homosexuality. But we have
never had an opportunity to vote on those things. At best they are
tangential to the actual situations decided by the election- entirely
different ones: who gets which lucrative and influential position, mostly.
A lot of us who feel and extreme need to restore the constitution, interfere
with the theft of the whole world, people and resources, by the few, and get
the military industrial machine under control and accountable, did our best
to identify these goals with a person, John Kerry. It was not an easy thing
to do- he is not those things, he's a phenomenally wealthy career
politician. Others did what they could to confuse Christian values, family
or national security with another phenomenally wealthy career politician,
Confusing either of these people with the sides of the "issues" they "stand
for" is hard, exhausting, demoralizing work! I tried, damn it, I tried, but
I couldn't do it.
on 11/24/04 9:00 AM, homestead-request at lists.ibiblio.org at
homestead-request at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:
> I think that the campaign circus and the post-election angst are reflective
> of where we as a society are on activity values. I suspect that a large
> percentage of people need political decisions to be easily made so they can
> get back to the more important activities of their life, like watching
> so-called sports on tv. Extensive reading and open-minded sharing and
> debate requires time and sustained effort. It is more comfortable and more
> expedient to knee jerk to candidates that are packaged and sold to appeal
> to hot-button issues. We the people are the spectators, the ticket buyers,
> the fans in the stands. The full-time, professional operatives
> orchestrating the candidates have the baton, the bucks, and the ballots.
> And then there are the complications. Just too many issues. How is one to
> sort through it all? Why, simple. Pick an emotional issue like war,
> abortion or gay rights, follow the instinctive reaction, then stay with
> that and read and listen to only those who are on your side. Campaign
> managers make the menu large, then follow the small sales to the big sale.
> As a society we have devolved to a place where packaging and marketing are
> far more winning than the product.
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