You gotta admit, it’s always funny to think about U.S. elections coming one day after All Saints Day!
HAHAHAHAHAHA! What a riot!
Seriously, we will as Americans take the opportunity tomorrow to perform the most sacred ritual of our storied existence: we will exercise the right to cast our ballots – in secret – against our own best interests!
Yes, that’s right. It’s a time-honored tradition in ‘Murka: being manipulated by slogans and bumper stickers to cast ballots for candidates bound and determined to make our lives more difficult – and, these days, to send us further into the poor house.
We only need realize the single biggest effort for these mid-terms, 2010, was not really on behalf of one political party or another. Certainly, voters hate Republicans even more than they hate Democrats but will nevertheless put them back in control of the House of Representatives.
No, no. The single biggest effort of this campaign was the effort staged – successfully it would appear on election eve – by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to game the system and help The Rich and the corporations owned by The Rich amass even more power and treasury – and, yep, all once again at your expense.
You see, it’s not really about who wins elections and who loses. For the Corporatists and The Rich, it’s simply about manipulating the winners of elections to do their bidding and make it easier still to scrape all the available currency and wealth into one big pile for their own domination.
True, these who would subvert the American ideal for their own greed like to dance more with Republicans than Democrats. But that’s only because more Democrats than Republicans tend to have a conscience and, well, let’s face it Republicans just tend to serve better as lapdogs to the gravy train of greed.
So, vote early and often this year to put back into some degree of power those members of Congress who will owe more to the fat cats than to us house cats. We are merely pawns on the great board of corporate empire building.
Vote against your own self interests. After all, who needs jobs, adequate health care, peace in our time, a sustainable middle class, a sensible energy policy?
We don’t need those things! Not while General Electric, Dow Chemical, Shell, Halliburton, Goldman-Sachs, Exxon/Mobil, ADM, the Koch brothers and the Coors are in control!!