Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The morning after

Another election cycle, another slew of heads piked at the gates of the new conquerors. That’s fine. People don’t get off their couches until they’re pissed or until evil Sith lords (e.g., multibillionaires Rupert Murdoch and David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries) compel them with the money-mind tricks of their staggering networks and resources. I get it. Frankly, I’m surprised the Republicans didn’t take both houses. That sleazy maniac, Sharron Angle, came uncomfortably close to usurping her incumbent opponent, Sleazy Reid, and that articulate douchebag, Marco Rubio, actually won in Florida. Watch your vaginas ladies.

Come to think of it, I don’t recall there ever having been so many politicians and political hopefuls that I’ve wanted to choke unconscious. That being said, I’ll semi-close with a friend’s quote of a quote on Facebook:

“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical” – David Foster Wallace

I unfortunately agree with Wallace because despite my disdain for. . .pretty much everything, the “sleeping giant” strength of the voting American majority, the 44 million living in poverty, has the power to reshape the country into something that doesn’t devastate other nations or its own people for the love of money.

Perhaps that’s just my last shred of naivety but I’ll take it. Wallace, of course, struggled with depression and eventually committed suicide, a sad end to such an insightful man.

4 comments:

JennAventures said...

Sharron Angle is insane, god-if Reid had lost to her...would make me wonder what they are putting in the water there.

The Rally to Restore Sanity lessoned my depression about this whole elction season. But only slightly.

Fricken Fox news.

Chindiana said...

44 million in poverty? thats a big number that we over in Asia never knew you had!

Heather said...

If only there where decent people to vote for then we would really get some where!

C. Andres Alderete said...

Poverty is relative, Chindiana. U.S. poverty is nothing compared to Mexican poverty, but yes, there are millions and millions of people here scraping by. That figure was published by a research group that was cited in The New York Times.

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