Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm sorry. I couldn't do it.

I could not vote for Mitt Romney. After the last debate, I am convinced that there will be virtually no change in a Romney Administration. I voted for someone with absolutely no chance of winning, but for the first time in my life, I know without a doubt that I voted correctly.

The first vote I ever cast was for George W. Bush, and he fucked us. I strongly considered voting for Howard Dean (on the anti-war side), but when John Kerry got the nod, I held my nose and voted for Bush again. Then after Paul lost the primary, I convinced myself that McCain and Palin would rediscover the constitution and lead accordingly. Hearing McCain speak recently, I'm glad he lost.

That feels strange to write, but it is true, nonetheless. During Obama's reign of destruction, we watched as he carried out extreme versions of the Bush Doctrine. On the left, I heard, "where were you for the last 8 years?" And on the right, "if Bush did this, there would be an uproar!" Obama has a secret kill list which he uses to assassinate American citizens without due process, the authority of NDAA to indefinitely detain American citizens without a trial, he's waged illegal wars, expanded the War on Americans (also known as the War on Drugs) and extended the provisions of the Patriot Act. Please tell me again why conservatives hate him? Please tell me exactly what McCain would have done differently?

Romney will continue all that. How do we know? Because that's the easiest goddam campaign on the planet: "Barack Obama thinks he has the right to decide that you, an American citizen, are guilty of a crime and can be executed without a trial. I think that's wrong." But he won't say that, because he plans on utilizing that kill list, expanding it, and doing God-knows-what.

Before you say "a vote for Johnson is a vote for Obama," let me just shut you up real quick: Mitt Romney never earned my vote, and in fact, never even tried to win my vote. Earlier, I was considering it, but then I witnessed the third debate (or as I called it, the Presidential Agreement).

Financially, this country is fucked. Forget the handbasket, we're on a greased-up pole to hell. 16 trillion dollars is far too large a hole to climb out of. Sure, with Romney as president, it might be easier to find a job, but the dollar that you earn won't be worth dick. They only chance we have to restore fiscal sanity in this country is full blown collapse. Until Americans wake up and realize that goods and services are not free and can never be free, then the only hope is economic suicide. Like when you catch your kid smoking cigarettes, and you make him smoke the whole carton so he never touches them again, so too will it be with the Americans who actually believed that something can be had for nothing.

But collapse is coming. It is imminent at this point. With new wars in Syria, Iran, expanded wars against American citizens, an out of control federal reserve, the NSA's Stellar Wind program, endless czars and bureaucracies, scandals and cover ups... This shit doesn't come cheap.

How is Romney going to reduce the deficit when he won't cut offense, er, I mean, defense spending? Closing loopholes (or as you and I call them, "tax deductions") and defunding NPR are good baby steps, but 16 fucking trillion in the hole? It's unfixable.

I just hoped we could have a little freedom while it collapsed.


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