With two weeks to go until Americans select a meaningless President for another four years of hyperbole, hopelessness and hypocrisy, it should occur to the mindless masses out there that it really doesn’t matter who wins.
It also doesn’t matter which political party controls Congress.
The problems that plague American cannot — and will not — be solved if Barack Obama stays in office for another four years or if Mitt Romney returns white-bread occupancy to the White House.
Likewise, nothing will change if the party of the jackass takes control on Capitol Hill or elephants run rampant in the halls of power.
America’s problems run too deep to be solved by political rhetoric and empty promises. The nation’s ills transcend petty partisan bickering, polished sound bites and consultant-driven campaigns.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars…but in ourselves.”
Good God. Never thought I’d be quoting Shakespeare on Capitol Hill Blue. But the bard’s words from Julius Caesar were once used by the great Edward R. Murrow to describe the threat to America from Sen. Joseph McCarthy and others of his ilk.
Murrow warned that an America controlled by extremists is an America in peril.
He was right then. He would be right using the same words today.
America has become a nation ripped at the seams by extremes from both the right and the left. The two political parties that control the process seek salvation from the extreme fringes of their philosophical persuasions as the only means to separate themselves from each other because each side fears success that can only come through moderation, cooperation and conciliation.
They seek to divide and conquer without realizing that division is never a solution.
They are aided and abetted by an dumbed down, over-reactive electorate that has neither the desire nor the intellectual capacity to reason. The masses fall for the flavor of the day, the propaganda of the present and manufactured messages that seek control, not education.
Both parties are controlled by the wealthy who use money to manipulate public opinion and electoral outcomes in a system that places spin above truth and style over substance.
And, in the end, America gets the leaders it deserves — vapid empty suits elected by voters who neither understand the issues or comprehend the dangers.
So which man would make a better President?
Which party would provide better leadership?
None of the above.
Does it matter?
It should, but it doesn’t.
Should we care?
Yes, we should but frankly, my dear, it’s hard to give a damn when the candidates and political parties we have aren’t really choices. I give a damn about America but I do not believe that any candidate for President or Congress cares one bit about America. Neither do the parties they serve without question.
The answers are out there somewhere. I just with to hell I had the wisdom to find them.