It’s election season. The amount of significance that can be attributed to that term varies for each individual, and this writer can state early that when it comes to general elections, such events grab very little of my attention.My serious attention anyway.
Election campaigns are sensationally entertaining, whether your politically minded or not.
The UK has just announced the depressing results of the general election (Conservative majority), while canvassing and election campaigns are still ongoing in the US and Ireland. Ireland is more preoccupied with its referendum on Gay marriage as of late, so the US will be the focal point.
It’s safe to say Obama will be ousted, so who will take the throne?
Clinton, a token of traditional US political history, and slightly more approachable because of the possession of a female reproductive system, which enforces an illusion of change, reform, good warmheartedness?
Or Bush, another token for the more violent, radical, and- lets face it- stupid side of US political history?
Or a variety of other candidates: Romney, Paul, Cruz, Rubio?
Who will you, the people, vote in?
Who will you, the people, pick? Who will you, the people, elect into government?
The answer to all three?
No-one. You, the people, in addition to your opinions, and votes, have very meager influence in the lobbying and campaigning that takes behind closed doors, or sometimes out in public. With the Multimillion and billion dollar fiasco that is US lobbying and Campaigning, best believe when you simply follow the money in politics, your going in the right direction.
Take the Koch Brothers for example. With the intention to spend $886 Million in the run up to the 2016 election, ensuring who they want in power gets power, only the naive could think they’re little box-tick is enough to change the system.
But we know that, right? It has to be largely accepted, whether we like it or not, that general elections and voting is largely just a show. We know how it goes- they stand up there, say some speech, make some promises to do this,that, and the other, and we watch and say “Great”.
But deep down we know it’s all bollox.
Its largely accepted: Politicians lie.
We Expect Them to Lie.
But we still go and vote, fueling this endless cycle of pointless nonsense.
If anything, the voting process is there to assure Politicians and Government, that it is they who still have the power.
From following US news, specifically honing in on whenever the Dangerous Duo are involved, their names resound in my mind like some evil duo of boss’s in a video game; or a partnership of villains from a movie. Perhaps the New Avengers movie (I should state clearly here I am not familiar with comic books at all), with the creepy pale Brother and Sister, who, at the beginning, use their powers for evil; until they realize the extent of the mass destruction they’ve unleashed.
Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver=Koch Brothers.
I can’t be the only one who see’s it.