jkisha wrote:Ygmir, just for the sake of conversation, let's take the two candidates, and how you feel about them personally, out of the equation and talk philosophy and what each party stands for based on their official platform. Only using that as your evaluation criteria, which one can you more closely relate with and which philosophy, based solely on their written platform, would like to see as the path for our country? (I am assuming that you have read both platforms.)
this is tough, JK, a challenge to be sure.
I feel I'm being asked to take a bite of a turd sandwich, then a sip of piss soup, and say which is better.
My problem here, is I feel so disenfranchised by both parties (I've belonged to both, at times in my life), and am so cynical, of anyone in high office or positions of power, that as I parse their individual platforms, I find my self chuckling as often as thinking they are serious.
They propose things, with no way to pay, the make rules, with no penalties for breaking (if they are the ones breaking said rules, or their pals), the make sweeping statements of "what we should do".....with no idea of how or if it's even possible.......
they tell us who we should help, and how, whom we should hurt, and how..........They lead us down the primrose path, with candies and promises, and showing enough leg, for us to think we'll get "lucky", but in the end (literally and figuratively) we are the ones getting screwed.
they reap the fruits of our labor, and expect us to thank them, for giving some back.......and to applaud how they spend the rest, all in the interest of furthering their power, and hold on same.
They are true robber barons.......immune in their white castle in D.C. from prosecution for the same crimes they legislate we go to prison for.........and are rewarded with care and privilege, their entire lives.
they boldly lie to us, and expect us, to believe it, at true, if we hear it enough........they deny and deny, until we get sick of hearing it, and focus our attentions on some petty dick tater (on purpose) in some far away land, and how he's going to blow up someone else, whom they say are our friends...........and how our friends, "play" us. and we smile.......
Both parties, have been in power, enough, that if they were "ANY" good, we'd be fine.........we'd stay on course, and they'd be re-elected often..........well, nope. They hide and bury their deceits deep in warrens of obfuscation, and dare us to find where "it" started.........we wont', and can't.
in the end, I think they're all buddies, back slapping and hand jobbing....laughing as we run in circles, chasing one crisis after another, that they create to keep us thusly occupied.
Two sides of the same wooden nickel.......each "owning" roughly half the electorate, simply because of what they promise, but never deliver (but it's never their fault for non delivery.......the other guys messed it up).
using their bully pulpit, to play "good cop, bad cop" with us, as we decide who cares about us...........none of them do..........
I say "none"........I use hyperbole here. I'm sure, there are a few, who do care, and try.......but they are eventually co-opted, thrown out, or coerced, into "towing the line" of their masters.
so, forgive my ramble friend JK......but I have no other way, to address your query, that I can stand behind and take as my own.