I've been thinking a bit about government lately. Namely the best way to run a group of people. The trouble is when a group reaches a certain size, it gains critical mass and then a man can solely make a living from being in the government, and not from any sort of fruitful labor. This is why I am so adamant that we should have term limits for local, state and federal positions. Three terms and your done!
Totalitarianism: One guy gets to say how things are done and well that's it. The trouble isn't when you're the one wearing the jack boots, it's when your successor gets to wear them is the problem. I know I would make a wise and benevolent dictator, but at some point I'll lose power to death, or a coup or whatever, then the population is screwed. No sustainability for the interests of the citizens. So we can toss that one out.
Democracies: Everyone gets their say, no matter how stupid, or ignorant. If we had a true democracy in America there would be a pile of nitwits wanting to re-institute slavery. There would be an equal, if not larger group of nitwits wanting to pay restitution to the descendants of slaves. Meanwhile the million of those who are adamant abortion should be illegal duke it out in the voting system with the million or so who think abortion should be allowed to the last second of pregnancy. So with so many voices nothing gets done. Ever.
Republics: So we come to what we have here in America, a Representative Republic. The trouble here lies with political parties, especially if there are two big ones. The winning party in a district does whatever the party wants, regardless of the percentage in a win for their election. So Let's take that nitwit in Minnesota. He won by about 200 votes (last time I even bothered to look) but because of the way we accept the two party system the 49.999% of his districts have no voice for 6 years. Six freaking years!
That's a problem here in America, we only pick vanilla or chocolate. Democrat or Republican. We are used to it. It's comfortable. But in the long run it's ruined our country. Blind adherence to the party mantra, the constituents have no say. We don't count anymore. The country is run with polls and statistics, which can be bent any way they want. It sickens me. Makes me want to take a big poop on the white house lawn, and piss on the steps of the capital building.
The sheeple need to be woken up. But the bombardment of party advertising and the endless drone of the propaganda machines of both parties never sleeps. Like two brothers in a fight, if a third party interferes, the two brothers beat the snot out of the new guy, then go back to beating each other's brains in.
Time for a real change. Time for Americans to tell both the Republicans and Democrats to take a long walk off of a short pier. I doubt it will happen, but every chance I get I try to inform the public about what's going on, and to plead with them that it's time for real change. I talk to strangers about the federal reserve. I mock Obammy and McCain. I get into in-depth political discussions at bars with my buddies while we drink beer and encourage others to participate in the discussion.
In other words I encourage people to think. If we want real change and not more vanilla or chocolate then we got to wake up the sheeple. I don't know about you, but it's high time we get some strawberry, or better yet, cookie dough ice cream.