Ah yes, what better way to start a political post than a shot of Norma Jean? Not to put too fine a point on it but, most Americans are completey apathetic about who sits on the throne in Washington. Does it matter? Does our President really run the country? Do we care? Aren't we content to shut up as long as we're getting "ours"? And God bless me here comes the big one:
ARE YOU REGISTERED?
Maybe it's folly, voting. Pretending this all means something, like it hasn't already been fixed somehow. Lobbyists in Washington own most of the politicians we thought were watching out for our interests, they make the policies. We're just putting a figure-head in place, keeping our ritual safe and looking "democratic" but excuse me, it's just not ... acceptable?
But we accept it. I accept it. How did that happen?
Some Americans will simply withhold their vote this year in protest over having such a "non-choice" and I almost think they have a point. Almost. Perhaps it's Ralph Nader time again. What's the difference anyway? Our President just has to look presidential, isn't that half of why we vote a certain way? Just think "Ross Perot" and you'll get it. That man could've bought the damn election but he was just too short. No one believes you when you have to keep looking up to talk to folks. You know, like children. No one believes them, either.
Like you, I'm getting ready for the purgatory we're about to enter with the rest of the globe. Somehow, history must be gentle to this time, because once upon another time we seemed to have it almost right - we really did.