I have said I'm disappointed in the reactions of people to this week's election (and the years of campaigning leading up to it).
I think I should note that I'm not necessarily disappointed in the outcome of the election. It was expected, and I frankly gave up caring about presidential politicians years ago.
But I had been holding out hope that there were more people out there who can see what's happening and care enough to be as upset about it as I am.
In reality, the American people don't want change. They want more of the same.
More government programs to take care of the poor means they don't have to take responsibility for the poor in their own neighborhoods.
More government takeovers of failing industries mean they don't have to deal with the fallout of their own poor decision making.
If we make the government responsible for our health and education, we can go on eating Big Macs and playing Grand Theft Auto 4 until our hearts explode.
We're not responsible for our actions because we are all victims.
I've come to the conclusion, due to lack of evidence to the contrary, that as a society we've reached a tipping point, a critical mass where the number of people demanding that the government do more will continue exponentially to outnumber the people who just want to be left alone.
We will demand more and more from our government in exchange for giving up more and more of our personal freedoms and responsibilities.
And don't kid yourself into thinking this is a Republican/Democrat thing. Both parties are pushing for the erosion of personal freedom, from the constitutional abuses of the Bush administration to the support of domestic spying by congressional democrats (including our president-elect).
Yes. It's a depressing thought.
There are very few options. Either accept it, join the crowd and try to get as much as you can, or ignore it and hope you and your children die before the government goes bankrupt and is bought out by Brawndo - The Thirst Mutilator™.
Of course, on the other hand it might be kind of cool to vote for Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho for president. Now THAT'S change we can believe in.
tagged: election, vote, politicians, change, money, Brawndo