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Thinking Politically || The political Illiterate and political participation today


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I have thought about this quote often lately as studies have revealed what I thought was common sense: that America leans more towards an oligarchy than democracy.  I thought this was obvious because that’s the way we started. Our Founding Fathers were not representative of the average person due to their wealth or influence.

But I am wondering though what constitutes taking part in political life? I don’t think voting is the de facto method of political participation. I really don’t feel voting is as meaningful as we want it to be with all the influence of money from the corporations and wealthy.

What do you think. I am curious to know ?

Dave

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Epic Rant || Thoughts about Voting the First time in 2012


piccit_cult_of_ignorance_374686703.640x0In 2012 I voted for the first time. I have had ample time to think about it and I still feel as dirty as I did after the first time I had sex.

Something precious was taken from me that night: about $50 dollars if memory serves me correctly. As an undergraduate student $50 was hard to come by. Depending on the cost of cereal that week $50 could be 2-3 weeks worth of lunches. But that is besides the point.

But seriously, what I lost that  day when I entered that booth and stripped myself of my dignity in order to vote, was my ability to eat digest and process balderdash.

I don’t mean to get off on a fucking rant here but it’s not even an issue about using a fancier cup than those two women did (they are women now) anymore. I just cant eat the shit anymore. Let me back it upbefore you accuse me of coprophagia.

One of the core tenets of our democracy is that our elected officials represents our interests and lobby for our needs and benefits; but today I learned according to TIME Magazine that: “For the first time, more than half of congressional lawmakers are worth at least $1 million.” I wonder can a millionaire represent me? Can he fight for policies which go against the company who support his campaign? But that’s no fucking surprise right that the wealthy  are in government setting policies for themselves and there morally bankrupt corporate associates. All the signers of the Declaration of Independence were wealthy. To give you an example(taken from Chomsky’s The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy)

Now the rabble has been a pretty terrifying sight ever since. Actually it was long before. It remained so a century after the British democratic revolution. The founders of the American republic had pretty much the same view about the rabble. So they determined that “power must be in the hands of the wealth of the nation, the more responsible set of men. Those who have sympathy for property owners and their rights”, and of course for slave owners at the time. In general, men who understand that a fundamental task of government is “to protect the minority of the opulent from the majority”. Those are quotes from James Madison, the main framer – this was in the Constitutional Convention,So they [The founders of the American republic] determined that “power must be in the hands of the wealth of the nation, the more responsible set of men. Those who have sympathy for property owners and their rights”, and of course for slave owners at the time. In general, men who understand that a fundamental task of government is “to protect the minority of the opulent from the majority”. 

330px-Stradano_Inferno_Canto_06The public has no idea what the government is doing for them, and to them. If not for Manning and Snowden, would we really know about the infringements on our rights? Furthermore the news media is  doing its best to keep our attention away from the World going to hell around us. And somehow in the midst of all of this we have the stones to send soldiers to pave the way for democracy into countries we have no understanding of. Not to mention no concrete reason for having reduced their society to the motley assortment of  dilapidated rubble-made dwelling we would expect to find in the Third Circle of a modern day retelling of the Inferno, where a continuous vile rain of lies, bombs and vapid depictions of the future, constantly assail the inhabitants.

Don’t get me wrong, as much as things are messed up, I still don’t mind living here. I love being a second-class citizen that can be shot or incarcerated at any time for no real reason at all. I just don’t want to continue on like I don’t see what’s going on in front of me because of some propaganda the illiterate schmucks next to me swallowed hook, line, and sinker.

I want to call a spade a spade. I want to be able to chuckle where I hear statements like:

  1. The American Dream
  2. Truth, Justice and the American Way
  3. A Fair Trial
  4. Freedom for All
  5. I’m not in the mood now,Maybe tomorrow night…?

Because I know they are bullshit, because she’s never in the mood. I digress. If I wanted to be lied to I would proposition the Octomom for sex and not look surprise when she guarantees that I will feel something, when I enter into the right shoulder of that that underpass she calls a vagina (It was amazingly able to rapid-fire 8 children unceremoniously into a dying planet.)

The election boils down to the Robert Frost poem: Fire and Ice:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
dl-308_1zdownload (13)Each candidate is made into the other’s polar opposite, and each has a vision of how humanity’s existence should end. And the voting public decides how best as a collective they would like to meet their demise. Some argue for fire, some for ice, and no one sees that  we don’t have to resign ourselves to a nihilistic fate because in the end like the new brand of sexual lubricant/condoms on our shelves, whether your choose fire or ice your generally getting fucked on voting day aka America’s Date Night
I’am very cynical. I voted for who I thought would plunge me into a world of less suffering and that is sad. I kind of feel ashamed. The more I read history the more I feel that political discourse does nothing to effectuate change only consolidate  minute changes within the status quo. When enough people felt that any issue: albeit slavery, gay marriage, women’s suffrage, etc was important and worth getting beat up enough over the government swoops in and gives us a day off or a statue and empty speeches. The real elements of change come from always a handful of people not the lords that surreptitiously watch their every move not the forked-tongued adverts, slogans, message their campaign managers use to goad us into decisions.

I am optimistic about the future, but not so much about voting in the same way that I feel that I am above being enslaved by my sexual urges but still keep that $50 tucked away in my wallet. But we shall see, Im pretty sure I will vote again, but ultimately I still feel that:

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Responce to Bill O’Reilly’s: The white establishment is now the minority,”


The aftermath of the election is as wild as the aftermath before the election. I wanted to write a few of my thoughts to share. I normally do not write about politics but I also cannot hold my tongue. Before I respond let me first present the evidence:

“The white establishment is now the minority,” O’Reilly said. “And the voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You are going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama. Overwhelming black vote for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama’s way. People feel that they are entitled to things and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them things?”

Let me just put it in context for you :

 

My Live tweeting of my Voting Experience 2012 Part 2


Showing you my Tweets, show me Yours

Can You Dig It?

@MrMaryMuthafing Im voting for: My selfish concerns 2012

@MrMaryMuthafing The polls are in and we have a declared winner, Now once I leave this strip club I will make my voice count !!!!

@MrMaryMuthafing After the election is over Trump will return 2 his tower of moral somnolence ’til 2016 when he asks Obama 4 his library card records

@MrMaryMuthafing the porn industry drives down the cost of waxing, dont let Mitt give the business 2 the dirty business so U can keep your business in order

@MrMaryMuthafing I felt this election was about more the battle 4 supremacy of party politics not so much the needs of the American people #Poliginity

@MrMaryMuthafing I wore my luckily underwear today, it is very old & full of holes or options as I call them #votingwithluckyundies #poliginity

@MrMaryMuthafing Responsibilities aren’t cool and neither is Votings, if voting was cool there would be lines of people waiting to do it… uhm hmmm ok brb

 

@MrMaryMuthafing What should I eat to prepare me for the long lines at the voting place Subway ?

 

@MrMaryMuthafing Does having 3 black people working at Subway make them pro Obama or pro Romney

 

@MrMaryMuthafing About to feed my dogs then go vote then see my bitches or did i get that wrong

 

@MrMaryMuthafing Ok i shouldnt have to bring a sperm sample with me right ? Gov Id ok ?

 

@MrMaryMuthafing There is a guy smoking refer on the corner of the voting place
@MrMaryMuthafing I voted I feel sleepy and want to cuddle. Anyone want to cuddle with me
@MrMaryMuthafing Obama Won !!! The Prophecy of a handsome black dude (me) voting for the first time and changing the fate of the election has come true
@MrMaryMuthafing Since Obama won I can finally use this clip from Passenger 57 4 sumthing more than Track & Field