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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Very, Very Brief Summary Of This Year's Presidential Election

On the one hand, we have one major party presidential candidate singing the following to us:
Xenophobia here we come, right back where we started from.

On the other hand we have the other major party presidential candidate constantly saying the following to us:
Who's your momma? Who's your momma? Who's going to take care of you? Who's your momma

What we don't hear is the song they sing in unison:
There's no business like big business like no business we know.
However, there is a difference in how the major party political candidates sing that last song. While one candidate belts out that tune like Ethel Merman would, the other whispers it quietly while hiding in a closet lest they be discovered singing it.

What we miss here is that us voters will more often than not base our votes on the accessible fringe benefits that we believe a given candidate will bring to us through their modifications to our economic system as opposed to the real benefits that a inclusive democracy could bring. An inclusive democracy is one where the people press the demands of others, especially the most vulnerable, along with their own demands in an effort to share society as equals rather than as a ruling group.

Because we don't want an inclusive democracy and because we want our piece of the pie. Seeing futility in the system,  too many of us American voters have been singing:

Send in the clowns
And now that the Republican and Democratic Parties have granted our request, we are experiencing buyers remorse.

 




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