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   It is clear to me and perhaps a few others that the 2008 election has turned into a long stall and diversion to force the country to continue to accept the status quo of endless war, banking shenanigans, class division and in general, corporate rule.  There are no genuine alternative candidates.  There is no genuine debate about the fate of the American people. The 2008 election is a sham charade of meaningless social issues and religious concoctions.  The diversity of a genuine political spectrum has been diluted and neutralized in a sleepy tide of centrism.

    But to be real, this is how things have always been.  Sure Americans have free speech and all, but the freedom to act is what counts and you're deluded if you believe you have that.  Oh no! I'm not wrong, just try to walk into Capital hill and try to disrupt the inevitable funding of the war.  Are you in the National Guard, try telling your command that you don't want to leave home and fight in these foreign wars.  Have you just woke up to the fact that you're in a bad mortgage and the bank is taking back your home, just try refusing to leave. Or, see if you volunteer to leave, whether the bank will give you your money back.  Are you sick and need an expensive medical treatment, Hey, here's a thought, try forcing the Medical industry to treat your illness anyway.  Go on, yell, scream and protest right there at the hospital.  Tell them you have RIGHT to have your health restored.  Try of any these things and get to back to me will you, and let me know how it works for you.  Sure go on and talk about it, but just try and actually do something about it and see what happens to you. At present it really feels like you have the liberty to do anything but stand up for yourself.
    As for me, I still care somewhat, though I admit I too have found a way to remain comfortable in my evident slave status. Perhaps it's a little harder for me as I am aware of my status.  I find, unfortunately, that our best educated are not aware of much outside of their citizenship programming.  So they write beautiful diatribes and use their freedom of speech, support political candidates,  but they too are on the outside of the realm of  real action.  Hey, who wants to go to jail, there you don't even have your so called freedom of speech anymore.

    So please, keep believing in our two, three or more even, party system and please pay attention to the 2008 election. It's so important, it's your civic duty to participate.  Never mind that it's only a diversion and will simply serve to validate this status quo and their agenda, their time table, not yours.  At the end of the day, for the most of us, we're all just like Palestinians, considered potential terrorists in an occupied territory.  People with no allodial property rights, no course of action available that ends without you staring down the barrel of a gun.

    Oh wait, I must stop now, football's coming on.  Enough politics for today.  No, seriously, we all like a modicum of civic order, fire protection, public facilities like parks, roads and what have you.  We all like the amenities of corporate consumerism.  But what happens when the cost of compliance gets just too high?  What is a Nation to do denied a civil course of action?  I know, go hire a lawyer or a lobbyist.  You got the money to lose?  Perhaps you don't know that it's rigged against you.  But mostly, we'll just pretend to forget, never mind or not even notice that the "civil" courses of action are all "OFF THE TABLE"
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