Let me repeat. “If voting made any difference, it would be illegal,” as Philip Berrigan stated so correctly. But I should clarify. If voting made any difference given our illusion of a two party system, it would be illegal.
Write his down: Barack Obama will skate to another term. Write it on the wall. It is ordained, prophesied and hard-wired. The (again, I state) illusion of choice is at best laughable. The idea that Newt or Mitt or Hopey or Dubya or Bubba represent different visions and plans is truly and absolutely insane.
To even get near the on deck circle, that ipso facto means that you’ve signed on to the globalist articles of faith, you’ll be Wall Street’s beeyatch (as the kids say), look the other way as the Fed prints money with abandon, you’re a slave to free trade (what an oxymoron!), carbon taxing and “cap’n trade.” And you will pledge American troops wherever and whenever they are needed to enforce anything the globalist Gambino crime family commission directs.
Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope is best known for this testament to political limpidity.
The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.
This is the essence, the quiddity of our system. This is it. To use wrestling parlance, it’s a work.
Winston Churchill said that the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. I’d add that the best example of the inanity of our system is five minutes of coverage on any of the 24/7 news troika. Except of course on weekends when MSDNC surrenders programming on weekends to prison shower rape docs.
Listen, my children, and you shall hear . . . a most disturbing truth. Remember, as FDR reminds us, Presidents aren’t elected; they’re selected. Dig.