It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people. - Gore Vidal
An Irreverent Post to Conclude the Election
The festivities come to an end tomorrow. The fundraising and corporate wining and dining between corporate/special interests and politicians will subside just a little temporarily but those paying attention understand it will all start up again in the final months of 2011, as corporations get an even bigger shot at more wealth with the 2012 Election.
I chose to work the election because I figure I can use the income. Unfortunately, the way that the economy is organized people who create and produce are no longer valued. It's the people who beg, borrow and steal wealth from others and gamble and bet against people who seem to benefit from the economy. So, with there being no people lining up to hire me or pay me for freelance media work, I have to take odd jobs.
As I sit there in the polling place, I will try to think about how I am
collecting a proverbial life tile. In the Milton Bradley board game "The Game
of Life," it simulates your travels through life and, if I remember correctly,
when you hit a milestone or do something unique, you collect a life tile. I've
collected quite a few proverbial life tiles in the past years.I usually try to think along these lines when I am doing something new or different.
I'll sit in the polling place and think of how I haven't done this before, but that aspect of my job will only be good for the first few hours. Then, I will drift and I will start to think about all the people coming in to vote. The older people, who probably at the age they are at feel like they are playing craps and just hope to God they don't roll snake eyes. The middle aged, who cannot retire yet and have to muddle through life for the next twenty or thirty years until they are seventy-five years old cause that's what the retirement age will be once the Democrats are done caving in to the Tea Party. The younger people who"
Who am I kidding? The younger people won't be voting tomorrow morning. They may show up to vote in the afternoon. Many probably were early voters. Too many are apathetic slacktivist-types, who don't get me wrong think about the world but happen to be a bit too selfish when it comes to taking action. They only want to do what they can do personally and, if it involves other people, they're too good for that.