In a Two Dimensional World Sex Sells
So Americans are plugged in, listening, watching, experiencing every human emotion that can be put into a live wire, and they often buy and sell along those pathways, as well as buying others and selling themselves in those two dimensions, with great feeling.
A problem arises, among many problems, when the political realm is sold in the same way a song, a car, or a soft drink is sold. Images of granny and baby, sorrow and happiness, success and failure, are attached to politics, but when we buy any political product the price is now more often the last of our own freedom, and that freedom is converted by the political class into power. The joke is on us because the power is over us. What was two-dimensional in its offering, like everything else that settles into reality, becomes three dimensions, and the third dimension of politics is power.
Which goes far in explaining why, in a world where Ambassador Chris Stevens is still very dead, headlines such as this, Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed, receive more attention in the mainstream media than actual wrong doings in government, and elicit comments such as this.
...Ambassador Chris Stevens would have gotten more attention sending snotty e-mails to random citizens rather than asking the State Department for more security.
Comment lifted from Small Dead Animals.
“Is it a story when the leader of the largest country and leader of the free world is a fraud?”
Ha…hasn’t been, eh?
I can’t find much import in election fraud, even if it changed the outcome. Any way you cut it, at least 50 million want this (whether they understand it or not) and there are several more million willing to (try to) make it happen. Actual voting numbers can’t change that or what it is.
To paraphrase Billy Beck
We won’t be voting our way out of this.
We won’t be voting our way out of this.
Trouble is, we won’t be not voting our way out of it, either.
But it’s time to figure out something, because a whole lot of reality
Jim; So what then? We roll over? Isn’t this what bananna republics do? The power steals the election and the people are powerless to overturn it? My point/question is what would/should we do if an election is outright stolen? And then to point out the evidence is that our election was indeed stolen. Remember Romney didn’t lose by a couple million votes he lost a handful (4) states by just over 400,000 votes and there is evidence that there were far more votes then that stolen, changed or misplaced in those states.
You know, there is something decidedly amusing about the title of Broadwell’s book, “All In”.Posted by RKN on 11/14 at 01:25 AM
So what then? We roll over? Isn’t this what bananna republics do? The power steals the election and the people are powerless to overturn it?
Deny it has anything to do with you.
The politicians can pretend all they want.
You must get on with reality.
Carve your own existence in an effort to avoid thuggery everywhere while understanding that it IS everywhere.
Recognize ALL as individuals rather than groups. If a thug or group of thugs accost you, you must defend yourself with overwhelming force at all times.
Or, you can take the pussified method by appealing to their emotions and see how far that gets you and probably die as a coward in the end.
The first step is realizing there are terrible people all around, here in the land of the free, and deciding how you are going to live in that horrifying environment.
Thank you, Don; that’s pretty much my answer.
Options: Recount, Declare the election invalid and revote, impeach.
Probably not realistic. That was my point. If instead of stealing the election in the shadows the Democrats had stolen it like they do in bananna republics with armed men and outright fraud is there any provision in our constitution or written law to overturn it? I say no! What it takes is for good men to stand up and insist and force the courts and politicians to do something. Our election was just stolen and we are doing nothing.
“What it takes is for good men to stand up and insist and force the courts and politicians to do something.”
I don’t think good men force anyone else to do their bidding, so that plan looks oxymoronic to me.
I’m not sure why you think I can’t understand the Constitution; it’s a pretty simple document. It’s not so much that I dislike the document, but rather that I dislike how and why it came to be (I wonder if you know) and especially how it’s been used to snooker otherwise fine people like yourself.
“What will/should we do?”
I understand you, GWTW, really I do. Here’s my answer…
Use the experience to understand that it’s been a fraud all along. This is as opposed to trying to continue the pretension by making the actions fit the fantasy.
Y’know, I don’t stand against American principles or the ideas in the founding documents. Hell, I probably love ‘em more than most people. My difference is that I understand what principles and ideas ARE, and that they can’t come into existence at the point of a gun…not even at the points of millions of guns. You can force a man to DO something, but you can’t force him to BE something he doesn’t choose to be.