Tuesday, October 12, 2010
“This November Doesn’t Matter”
The title to this post is a quote taken from Billy Beck’s most recent post, which is titled Notes On A Desperate Futility.
Billy’s post deals with voting, the “desperate futility” referenced. What follows is an excerpt from Billy’s post, but one should read the entire post, it’s not long, and then consider it long and hard.
In brief; the problems that must be solved before this culture is driven inexorably to its knees—and beyond—are the products of democracy. Their increasing prominence into crisis cannot be halted by the long process of democratic and legislative accretion that got us here. This is a trap, in the same way that a spelunker can very nicely get himself down into a crack that he cannot get up and out of.