There is Nothing Wrong with Our Current Politics

One of my dear friends overreacted and made disparaging remarks about a presidential candidate choosing to avoid a national debate for the solid reason that one of the “bimbo” (his words) journalists there scared him (and, of course, this candidate rightly thinks that he should have the job anyway as CEO [as all undergraduates with film degrees think they should be hired immediately as directors and graduating English majors think they should be awarded the Pulitzer] so why show up for the job interview with his future employer, the American people, anyway), prompting my friend to say he wondered if he was living in “an alternate universe”.

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Yes, a bad hair day IS a reason to nuke North Korea!

My response, is that, silly friend, politics is an alternate universe, far removed from reality and common sense.

Historically, it always has been.

From our currently secretive and possibly post-dishonest Tennessee Assembly…

All the way to duplicitous campaign presidential funding designed not to tell the American people who is really funding them and whose butt they’ll lick for their own personal gain at the expense of the American people (congrats to Hillary and Jeb for rare transparency)…

To corporate whores in our National Assembly who want taxpayers to give them great health plans, but let the common taxpaying man who funds their health plans lose his house because he can’t afford his wife’s cancer treatment so insurance companies and executives (who funded their campaigns) can get their annual bonuses (you know if you give a candidate your money they are supposed to forget their own morals because they are your bitch now, silly fools)…

To appointed judges who define themselves as conservative or liberal because they are bent over with their pants down so they can rule in favor of their elective party rather than the Constitution…

To former vice-presidents who manipulate a sitting president to create a call-to-war so their own stock in certain companies can escalate at the expense of our soldier’s lives (while at the same time not properly funding VA hospitals so even the surviving soldiers can get proper treatment equal to those who sent them to war so they could personally profit off the oil barrels and war reparations filled with some other parents’ child’s spilled blood)…

To a presidential candidate who is so personally insecure that he is likely to incite a global nuclear war because a woman, whom he greatly fears because women frighten him, especially those who don’t know their proper horizontal places (how many wives and/or affairs has this candidate had to present?; if he does get in office maybe one of our former presidents can loan him a few cigars to share with his young interns since this sort of smoking can be properly rationalized by most of our two-faced political parties) so this frightening and threatening woman might just be wearing a scarf because it is freaking January, and because she says something unflattering about his hair (always a legitimate reason for nuclear war, of course) we need to close American borders to all foreigners other than white, Caucasian, Christian, Aryan males (because those are the only people he understands and that sort of segregation worked so well in the past in Germany anyway).

Yes, my dear silly friend, you have just entered The Twilight Zone.

And, no, I really don’t have an opinion on this subject, and I think you shouldn’t either – silly man, you think too much – because at times, it seems, the American public in general doesn’t really care about the facts or even in voting in their own democracy (look at the percentage of people – or lack thereof – who turn out at voting precincts every few years) just as long as we can pretend to be cowboys and our politicians just “call it like it is” because that’s the litmus for all things productive and progressive. To require more means you have to get your news from somewhere other than Facebook.

I think our current political climate across the board is exemplary. My advice to you, dear friend, is to read Jack Finney’s “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and put a pod beside your bed while you sleep so you can be a herd animal like the rest of us.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.