"Who cares who gets elected president? The poor fool is going to spend his time in office trying to explain to starving people why he is not responsible for their misery. He will try to explain what he is doing to make their lives a little bit better. He will be trying to stay alive in order to get his pension. Scumbag reporters will be looking for jobs that really mean something because they will not be with companies that make any money. The great leveler will be among us. We will all be trying to survive. I keep telling people that ignorance is it's own reward. It will be proven even if people don't get it as yet. Get ready for the big change. And don't forget that most Americans like our present way of doing things. So don't get to feeling too sorry for them."
As a norm, I wouldn't respond to this. Having been reared in a Democrat household where the "only difference in a democrat and republican is five minutes", I'd have agreed. Who really cares who get elected?
Well: I care. And I have a myriad of reasons why I care.
First: every right I have under the Constitution is up for grabs this election. With just the stroke of a pen, the up-coming President could eradicate everything I believe in so far as my country is concerned. Whether he is attempting to stay alive long enough to collect a pension or is just starting out as a new adult seeking to earn his way in this world, every American deserves a chance to be all they can be, to achieve all that is possible in this country. And there still are many opportunities for every American citizen, chances to make a real life in a free country- if only we all felt that was possible.
But so many don't feel it. We are too beaten down by the media and the accusations of the minority political activists who tell us we are bad people, that we have fucked up the world and are responsible for its demise. To those kind of people, I have only one thing to say: God is in control. There isn't a damned thing any of us can do to prevent Him from doing His will. No matter how much petroleum we burn or how many trees we cut down, how many dolphins we kill (on purpose or accidentally) or how few wolves there are on the planet, how many owls go homeless- God is in control. Animals have been going extinct since they first appeared on this planet- want to argue it? Show me a T-Rex or Mastodon alive now.
So far as the President explaining to the people why we're in such dire straights- he will have no need to. We already know why we're in dire straights: every preacher worthy of the name has been telling us since the Crucifixion. Not to mention, every news broadcast by every channel, every politician, every scientist, every person we meet on the street, every time we look in the mirror to shave or put on make-up, we are looking at the person responsible.
How are we responsible, each and every one of us?
'Who cares who gets elected President?'
Because we didn't vote for the lesser of the evils, we are responsible for every man, woman and child now living on welfare programs, or starving or freezing or going without medical care. Because we didn't vote in people who are concerned for the safety of our country, we will suffer the effects of illegal immigration, of radical Muslims or whatever taking control of our lives, of our country. Because we didn't vote intelligently, we will lose our freedom of speech- PBS and 'controlled' media will be our only recourse to any type of information dissemination. Orwell had it right in 1984 even if he missed the year. Because we didn't vote for honesty and idealism, we will suffer the consequences of our 'liberal' feelings of self-gratification. Because we didn't vote for something bigger than our egos and pleasure, we will reap our reward in losing even the hint of those pleasures.
Because we don't vote in the honest, uncorrupted official, we as citizens are now suffering the cause/effect relationship of government and Fannie Mae and Bernie Mac and others, especially those institutions so near our own homes- our own financial organizations. Because we didn't raise our voices and vote and object, we have politicians running rampant, filling their own pockets and those of their cronies. We have politicians doing their best to smear young people or opponents in their self-aggrandizing strategies and wrecking lives far removed from the podium from which they direct.
Especially in this up-coming election, we have some simple choices to make: vote for someone who is known to party and associate with people who are known to not only hate what this country stands for, what it is, what it can be, but who are not the least sorry for their beliefs; or we can vote for someone who has a record of serving the country and its inhabitants more than serving himself.
A very big change is coming to this country,have no doubt of it. Regardless who gets into office, look for that change to begin within the society. I see race wars and civil strife coming very soon- less than months away.
I see hunger and class warfare upon the stage wings, anxiously awaiting their cue. Those who do like the status-quo are going to be sucked into a great vacuum of "What happened?" and will certainly suffer the consequences of their non-action. These people will be vast in number and ferocious in their attempt to survive. They will be very adamant in denying the cause of their problem is themselves, their ideas and actions- or lack of action in certain areas. But they will also be ones who voted-- voted for their desires and pleasure feelings, not voting for honesty and integrity. These will be the people who voted for allowing whim and fancy to reign in their lives, their government, their 'religions'.
They will be the very people who Christ Jesus spoke of "wanting to have their ears tickled" by their leaders, their ministers and friends. These are the people 'for whom the bells tolls'.
Just a few reasons why I care, think we should all care. Politics isn't going to improve unless we voters improve them by demanding honesty, truth, by holding the very people accountable for their actions. By not doing so, we only allow a furthering of the socialist/nanny state we are steadily encroaching upon now.
God bless, bless God-