Jun 6, 2008
The truth shall set you laughing.
This is absolutely hilarious (no pun intended) if nothing short of alarming.
Usually if you're feeling too sorry for yourself, it is advised that you look at lives which deserve more sympathy than yours. In this case however, we've found a new anecdote: American politics.
More specifically: Hillary Clinton.
Let's ignore the fact that she refuses to let go. Let's also ignore the fact that she mailed this strangely compassionate letter to her supporters (with obvious dual meanings) and let's also ignore that Obama actually didn't pull kindergarten 'shame-shame' pranks on her.
And let's focus on why people are voting for her. Because she's a woman.
Are y' kidding?
That's an undeniably pathetic reason to vote for a politician, for a candidate who wants to establish a future for your country at a point where your policies have more than just far-reaching effects on global politics. This is the presidential election, for crying out loud. Not a contest for a circus freak or a title role to a Hollywood blockbuster. If anything I feel nauseated that she's a woman, since she's proven to live the very stereotype: unreasonable and irrational.
I will not say that Obama and McCain are the messiahs for the future, but if I'd want to see some ration of common sense and dignity, I'd not look at Mrs. Clinton anyway.
US politics were never of much interest to me (I stopped paying attention when Bush was reelected); I am slightly Marxist, democracy is nothing but a smokescreen for the masses and the power elite. However, if someone starts to dance naked on the road chanting battle-cries, you're bound to pay attention at some point in time.
I hope Obama wins. And I'm not just saying that because he's a big-eared fellow with little hair to his name. I'm saying it because at least he's got the smokescreen working for him. When something like that doesn't work out for you (hint hint, Mrs. Clinton) I think it's time to gracefully step down and smell the Vice Presidentship.
Have given my own two cents to it: cent no. 1 and cent. no. 2. The rest of you please go out and do the same. At least tell the morons they've got democracy all screwed up.
(And thank you, Barooq. I finally got that dose of laughter. Especially with this comment that someone left. Hilarious. Hmm. Maybe this time I do intend the pun.)