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Re: Fun political quiz (US)

Of course, of course...there's always an excuse, always a reasonable argument for why we surely must keep Corporate Whore A out and all costs, and how therefore it would be a waste of one's ballot to vote for anyone other than Corporate Whore B.

Honestly, it's not that I don't see the differences between McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden, I do. It's just that I also see that they're two sides of the same coin, two parties permanently entwined, one completing the other, both sucking on basically the same corporate teats and force-feeding the public the doctrine that choices C, D, E, etc. are jokes, that A vs. B is the only game in town. A sick duopoly, unheard of in most of the world (and worse in many ways than Malaysia's Barisan Nasional, which is at least a coalition) and truly unrepresentative of the population as a whole.

Granted, third parties would be more viable if the US were to move to a parliamentary form of government, but the national pride associated with having the oldest living constitution automatically equates all suggestions of revamping the American political process in any meaningful way with sacrilege. Therefore, the only way it's EVER going to change is by people like me (and a lot of others here on this board) refusing to vote for a candidate who does not represent our views. If not now, when?!

Oct 09, 2008, 19:05