Friday, October 26, 2012

How Stupid is America?

Stupid, really stupid.

And being made even more stupid by the daily political ads being blasted in our face like so many shotguns.  We have eleven more days of listening to political rhetoric.  Eleven more days of listening to outrageous lies in the form of campaign advertising.  Eleven more days of the worst example of an expenditure of two billion dollars in the history of mankind.  Two billion  dollars is what the candidates have spent on promoting themselves.  I ask you, America, couldn't that money have been put to better use? 

And we take it.  We don't demand that campaigns be run fairly.  We don't demand that it be declared illegal to buy a political office.  We just sit back and take this horse's a$$ nonsense over and over and over again. 

We're victims, every one of us who has been subjected to the incredibly destructive process known as American politics. 

We're all suffering from campaign burnout. 

I want Obama to win the election because he is the best man for the job.  I want Romney to crawl back into the same space Sarah Palin crawled into, the land of political has beens who came dangerously close to destroying the world.  I want to give John McCain a new airplane to fly.

But mostly, I just don't want to ever hear another political ad as long as I live.  I propose that a national campaign fund be initiated, whereby every candidate gets, say, $500,000 to promote his beliefs, and no outside source can give money to a candidate.  You make the most of that $500,000.  You take your shot.  You don't rely on PACs and corporations, and you keep private interests out of public office.

But here in America, everyone seems to be insane.  What's scarier is we all accept this as normal.

Two billions dollars all spent toward an outcome that will happen the first week in November.  How much health care coverage does two billion dollars buy?  How many food pantries could be stocked with two billion dollars?  I can't get past this.  I can't get past the feeling that I'm living in a land that just isn't worth perpetuating.


AlexisAR said...

Thisis incredibly true.

Citizen X said...

When a candidate can buy a public office, it's no longer a democrary; it's an oligarchy.