I watched the Presidential debate last night for the first time in as long as I can remember. Much like many Americans I feel the vote this year will be critical for the United States. The next morning as I was driving to work, I noticed people were driving more erratically than usual. I wondered what was going on? I thought well its Tuesday, nothing there. The town I live in didn’t have a sports team lose the night before. Weather was ok, then it dawned on me. These people must have also watched the Presidential debate the night before and now they are dumber.
I arrived at work and a co-worker had said if you are undecided after the debate you are a seriously confused person. I looked at him and said I’m undecided, however I’m not undecided on who to vote for. I’m undecided whether or not to even vote. What’s interesting is the President himself has said that not voting is a vote for Trump, even the President recognizes that people feel there is no one worth voting for.
My co-worker stated he was voting for the “lesser of two evils”. Which has been the staple in American voting for the last 50 years. We have become accustom to voting for who sucks the least.I asked him, what about voting for the devil you know as opposed to the devil you don’t? Again, neither is truly the best answer when your life depends on it and the future of our children’s lives depends on it. Both refer to “evil” which in my opinion is not a particularly good option. Whatever happened to the best man or woman for the job?
The real issue lies in the two party political system. You are either red or blue. Today there are many people that may be green. They find themselves in a place where they don’t agree with any particular political ideology. The two party political system has become outdated and polarizing. I find myself personally unable to identify with either view point. Mainly because neither stand for what I care about, freedom.
Now, back to why I don’t know whether or not to even vote. I have this sinking feeling in the bottom of my stomach. I honestly just don’t want to be a part of whatever misery either of these two jokers are going to cause. At this moment in history I feel like this is something I woiuld much rather abstain from. I don’t want to be responsible for setting up the future generations for a lifetime of indentured slavery. Something about taking part in this farce is really unsettling and has we wondering what is next?
Trust me I wish it weren’t this way and for the life of me I cannot figure out how we came to this point. I know that not voting doesn’t solve anything. However, personally I am more afraid of casting a vote that will ruin the lives of my children than I am not voting at all. I just don’t want that responsibility on me. It sounds selfish to say that, but I feel the third option is to opt out in a way.
I don’t want to offer any advice on what people should do. Everyone is entitled to what they think is best. This is merely my take on the current situation and the gravity or lack thereof of the situation at hand. I think we can all agree we are living in confusing times. There is much disarray at the moment and no one can seem to figure out what to do. I don’t think for one minute either candidate at the moment offers anything more than the same as the last 50 years and we all know that hasn’t worked and won’t in the future.
The Deviant View on the Vote
I would much rather have something positive to say and offer some sort of enlightened view point. This is one of those times where I don’t feel there is anything positive to work off of. The choices we have today aren’t just limited; they are nonexistent. If this is the best we can look forward to I don’t know there is anything worth looking forward to. It certainly sounds crazy to say something like that but just because the truth hurts doesn’t make it any less the truth.
We all have to look inside and decide what it is we want to do and how our decisions will go down in history. We are on the precipice of the proverbial cliff and where we go now is anyone’s best guess and that’s all it is. This isn’t even a guess based on an educated opinion more like throwing cards in the air and trying to grab the high one out in what comes down.
The two party political system has finally failed us. The system has shown itself as a fool’s game and it is more evident in this election than ever before. To vote or not to vote: that is the question. Maybe we should ask ourselves which of those two options is the “lesser of two evils”.
By King Deviant
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