To Call it a Circus Seems Almost too Kind

November 7, 2012 at 12:22 am (Uncategorized)

[NOTE – Haven’t seen the result yet – don’t spoil it for me, I’m waiting for the movie šŸ™‚ ]

Just thinking about the header, maybe I’m being unkind. After all, circuses usually have more entertainment value.

Anyway, according to the media I’ve absorbed, in a few hours the president of the US (after January I suppose) will either be an elitist Kenyan born Muslim communist, or a plutocratic elitist job-exporting shape-shifter. Huh? Leaving aside the in-authenticity of bourgeois democracy, as usual I find myself thinking, in a population of 300 million and this is the best on offer?

And despite the rhetoric of the Democrats and the Republicans, what is most striking is not the insults or the “differences’, but the similarities between the two candidates. (Remember how the Romney campaign got a boost in the first presidential debate, not by advocatingĀ  Tea Party style shock treatment, but by sounding a lot like Obama).

Overall it’s like Coke vs. Pepsi. The package is a little different, and one has a little more sugar, but neither of them are good for you. So my prediction for the US election is that no matter who wins, things will get worse for working people. Safe bet huh? Any takers on a different choice?

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