This of course is merely my opinion, but that being said, politics is a sham...a puppet show put on by powerful corporations that spend millions of dollars to ensure they get exactly the results they want. They pay millions of dollars to psycho-analyists,ad executives, spin doctors and PR specialists to make sure that whoever or whatever one thinks they are 'voting' for is merely a mirage. Where any of this previous activity may fail, they have lobbyists that spend millions to buy votes, opinions, and decisions, so that by the time a poltician gets to office, what he promised in order to get there has mutated into something entirely different.Or..to say that more accurately, by the time a statesman gets to office He is instead just a politician, a puppet.
I will vote again, when I know with a much higher probability, that the person I am going to vote for is who they have claimed to be. I will vote again when I know that those persons I vote for have not been pandered to by lobbyists and corporations from any number of dark corners. I will vote when it becomes clear to me that my vote is counted. When the corruptness of the so-called electoral college which only consists of five hundred and thirty eight people, is done away with, I will vote. When it becomes illegal to receive any moneys while in public office or even as a result of public office, other than civil service pay, and violations of these laws are prosecuted as treason, then I might see the point in voting. When the two party system is done away with and statesmen can run for office solely on the merit of their intent and their track record, then it might make sense. When religion no longer plays a role in public office then I might participate. When it becomes illegal to campaign via television and juvenile slander adds...I would vote. I would vote because there would be no politicians left. No, there would instead, once again, be statesmen.
Some would say voting is very important, but I say it is not,( or maybe in is in a pure and un-corrupted system) and certainly not for president. I mean..for the office of president there are only the five hundred and thirty eight people in the electoral college whose vote counts. Every other vote is completely meaningless. And when the people you are voting for are liars, and you have no way of knowing what they are going to do in office, its like being shown a tomato and sold a peanut. Lying in a campaign for public office should be considered treasonous, and punished as such. And corporations should not have ANY contact whatsoever, in any form, with anyone running for or serving in public office. If they do, their board members should not merely be prosecuted, because anyone with half a brain knows that those positions would simply be immediately replaced by someone more greedy and ambitious. No, those board members should be tried for their crimes and those corporations should be completely dismantled, as an example to any other corporation that would even think of commiting treason against the United States of America.
When these things happen I will vote. Until then I will continue to try to make changes in other ways. Through the power and influence of the proverbial pen. But I will never again vote in a puppet show. Though, as an aside, I will concede that perhaps slightly more would be accomplished if we penciled in Howdy Doody or Mickey Mouse in lieu of voting for politicians. More of a statement would be made. So maybe I shall amend the title of this piece to : I'll vote, I'll vote for Howdy Doody, Spanky, and Mickey Mouse. At least less harm would come of that.
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