So, the polls are in and the vote has been counted. If you double checked the results to make sure I’m keeping my word, you may be surprised. At this time I’m choosing the topic of my choice. Much like the election of 2000, I care not for my voters but only for the super secret delegate system that was too confusing for me to explain in the first place. Trust me, it’s better this way.
I’m not sure how to start this post so I guess I’ll just jump right in. I don’t care for either of the main two Presidential Nominees. I care so little for them it upsets me to think that people don’t know there are more than two to vote for today. It also upsets me to think that there are people that are NOT going to vote just because they don’t want to choose between the shinier of two turds. There are more positions and issues to vote for other than the POTUS. All are just as important.
I’ve seen several people today asking where they are supposed to vote [in our area]. This is also upsetting. Good job for getting out there to vote, today, but if you would have voted in the primaries you would have known where your voting location is. This tells me that voting is only important enough for you to do so once every two or four years. Shame.
Some people talk about knowing the issues and studying the candidates. This is good. I give you props. Other people should be more like this. But, this is not a prerequisite for voting. Everyone allowed to vote should vote, regardless of their knowledge, or lack there of. About half of the people eligible to vote did so in 2008. The closer this number moves towards 100% the better our choices will become. Vote…for something….for anything. If you don’t study, shame, but still vote. It is your right, privilege, and duty. (If you weren’t taught this consider this a lesson)
Religion has played a large part in the last two elections, whether we know so or not. In 2008 we were told, many times, that Obama was a Muslim. This talk has quieted down a bit, but it’s still around. (And not true) Many people are concerned with the idea of Romney being in a Cult, which is also not true.
I’m tired of people thinking that all Republicans are a gun totting, rich, white, redneck, women hating, fundamental christian type of people. And…that all Democrats are all a pot smoking, baby killing, hippie, God hating, gay type of people. Do some of these words fit into the prospective spots? Sure, but some fit into the other side as well. Grow up people, quit trying to group others together for your own sake.
Let’s look at something real quick. A great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad. Do you know what this is? This is one of the definitions of a Cult. Look familiar?
In 2008 many people saw Obama as a sort of Savior, including me. I was drawn in. I was privy to the idea of having HOPE and making CHANGE. It didn’t happen, but I don’t regret that vote. Many people now are doing the same thing with Romney (trust me, I know). I will not allow myself to get caught up in that sort of thing again. It’s almost as if people are starting to join the Democrat Cult or the Republican Cult. Not I. If I thought either one of these guys could really make a difference, I would vote for them. I don’t think either can, so I won’t.
I am equally frustrated by religious zealots as I am self promoting, angry, atheist. This is the spectrum that many people see Republicans and Democrats as nowadays. There is a bumper sticker I’ve seen that says “I love Jesus, it’s his followers I don’t care for.” I feel the same way some times. I also don’t like hearing the “well, of course it’s this way….” argument from the non-believers. You can be just as condescending when you’re not sitting on a white horse. Fundamentalist Christian Weirdos – Get out of your own way. Quit letting God get in the way of your humanity. Angry Non-Believers – If you promote peace and love quit getting upset just cause someone says they do believe. No matter what you believe (creation or evolution) we are all brothers and sisters. (Think about it) Lets treat each other that way.
I’m not sure but I think this is a horrible, jumbled post. Sorry for that. I’ve been working on it in between other duties I had to fulfill. (I said duties.)
If this make any sense at all please comment. If not, comment anyway.