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Have you heard? President of the United States Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term yesterday November 6, 2012. If you know me in real life, you know I am ANTI-POLITICS (regardless of political affiliation) and I truly believe that the people have the power, but they don’t seem to realize it. We’ve been programed and brainwashed by mainstream media into thinking that life is black or white (no pun intended). We are forced to choose between Democrat and Republican and BOTH sides are controlled by the funding of corporations who are not looking out for the interests of the people, but instead ways to increase their bottom line – at ANY cost. It’s very scary. The “established system” set up in this country over 300 years ago hasn’t benefited the majority of the people for my entire life and it seems to get a little worse each day. Geologically, when there are major cracks in the ground, eventually an eruption happens. Politically, people seem to be more and more complacent and just accept whatever decisions are handed over to the people.
The options for Presidential candidate to me were like Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber. When Obama was elected President 4 years ago, it was a cool thing because as an African-American man ruling the country, the possibility towards equal rights and change seemed to be a potential reality. You can’t blame Obama entirely for not coming through on his promises. He’s a politician (and we know that ALL politicians are liars) and worse than that, he’s a figurehead being controlled by so many outside factors (especially money-hungry corporations, and if you are just awaking from a golden slumber, this country is a business and should never be thought of otherwise). These factors and many more lead to an Obama backlash and suddenly it seemed that everyone wanted him out.
But then his opponent for re-election is Mitt Romney, a guy that is so repugnant, it’s amazing that he can even spew his hatred with a straight face. Anyone who tells you they are “right” or tries to base things on “morals,” is FULL OF SHIT! What is right and wrong and morally correct is a matter of opinion and THAT is a fact. People can generally agree on things such as “murder is bad,” but trying to tell someone they shouldn’t get an abortion because it’s against the word of God is grounds for the loony bin, acoording2g. I need proof and if there’s no video footage, it didn’t happen! I don’t know all of Mitt’s tactics, but from trying my hardest to stay away from hearing or seeing the news, I know that he was definitely a proponent in women losing their right to do what they want to with their OWN bodies and he would stop at nothing to ensure gays don’t have any rights. Considering that Romney is neither a woman or a gay person – MIND YOUR OWN MOTHERFUCKING BUSINESS! Why should he get a say in something that doesn’t pertain to him? And to anyone who has such a hatred towards something, examine yourself first before you judge others.
Given the option between Mitt and Obama, anyone who is not a hater, would automatically choose Obama. The election of 2012 brought to light a few very alarming things:
1. We have a lot of people in this country who will literally believe ANYTHING they see on TV.
2. As evidenced by the amount of votes Romney received, the United States is NOT united and in fact the country is filled with hatred. That needs to be examined – ASAP!
3. A lot of the same people that hated Obama a few months ago, suddenly have flip-flopped into thinking he’s the greatest human being that ever lived. I sort of understand the flip-flop logic compared to his direct opponent, but it’s sad to me that people are so small minded and wishy washy.
4. A lot of people I know on the interwebs think that by casting their vote (which doesn’t matter in the national election because the Electoral College still exists), they deserve a humanitarian award. When you do a good deed, the logic follows that it’s made you feel good in your heart and that should be reward enough. In 2012, people need to be rewarded in the form of a thumbs up on Facebook. SCARY!
5. People are addicted to thinking we “need” to carry on with the laws and rules that were written over 300 years ago that pretty much haven’t applied to the majority of the people for at least 200 years. A major rework of the laws we live by is desperately needed. I’ve put my thoughts and feelings out there (and in fact before the existence of Occupy Wall Street), and that to me is worth more than casting my vote in an archaic system.
6. People forget that they have the power. Again as has been discussed on this site ad nauseum, 1% of the population is controlling the other 99%. This is not even a 50-50 kind of thing. Change is there for the taking! You don’t have to be a mathematician to work out that if people banded together and said “We’ve had enough and we DEMAND change,” change is actually possible. Waiting in increments of 4 years putting your trust in a politician is not going to make it happen quickly enough. I want to see drastic change in my lifetime while I am still young enough to enjoy it. Chipping away at change every 4 years and taking 2 steps forward, 2 steps back, we’ll be lucky if our great great great great great grand-kids get to live in a different world.
What can you do?
Turn off your television sets.
Go out and live your life.
Question authority (and especially mainstream media).
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Spread the word!