The election? More like the contest! One of who can grab what from whom? A headline perchance? Some electoral advantage discovered in a dusty state manual of procedure that will be kept ready to spring on the opponent. And yes! The current bugaboo word game starting with ‘C’ and never ending with Ovid. How Greek a commentator known for similar epic tales should finding new significance in what has so obviously become a political siege war mentality engagement where the American public has been held hostage for the last four years. Universal interruption of one side’s balloting, threats of outward violence against them, the constant onslaught of willful deliberate public disinformation by the major powers of the press. Why on earth should a reputedly civil society tolerate an outward declaration of theft of their will by less than artful guile? If one were not careful they might get the impression that their vote actually counts beyond that gate of electronic slot-machine technology that by its very definition delivers reliably ‘fixed‘ results.
So now the bulk of the population of this land sits awaiting orders in their own trench. The incessant squawk box of modern journalism practicing its stagecraft reading the same old tire teleprompter driven sound bytes with marathon-like endurance. Pounding away at the common sense of the citizenry at large in an attempt to defeat common sense. One might hope that the era of the interlocutor is soon to breakdown and collapse in this ever-mounting dung heap of the same old specious inferences. Ones easily disproven by one’s own immediate experience. A cough is not the report of a virus epidemic bearing down. A sneeze can have other conclusions beyond than the presumptive introduction of some anonymous doctor death. A running nose being more significant of the change of season than one fallen pray to an imminent fatal collapse. An election of a piss poor candidate however needs all these symptoms in full force to carry across their pathetic wheezy stalking horse over that finish line! The contemplation of that possibility being as equally oderiferous to others of the incumbant achieving a second term. The only selling point being if at least half of Washington has been so markedly against him for that long then he must be doing something worth preserving?
Yet in any case of the two outcomes that third less likely outcome is tha actual resolution of a larger world finnegled by the mostly unseen powers behind the billboard on our many highways. Those entities that try to always tip the balance away from the many in favor of the continuum of their own particular interests. They will harvest our toil and then grumble about the scraps that the rest of us are forced to struggle for as being too lavish for their pocketbooks to afford. Not too many could lay claim to any potential as posthumously discovered geniuses when our term in life’s revolving prison of indeterminate entities shifts us off to the hope of assuming a new identity in Hollywood film fashion. So we are all stuck her in this mess. How to plan an escape from the inflexible plans of those that would make every attempt to cancel all others beyond their own narrowly focused most desired outcomes. The drama may not be as dangerous in that regard as the developed stagecraft that they have set in motion. It is hard to live one’s life as an annoyance to that of others not necessarily in the majority but even more so influential. A rule by threat of intimidation well-oiled by incessant stoking of fear. The options of one’s choosing narrowed down to two of those considered as providing the most predictable of outcomes. All the rest considered structurally undemocratic as if the only common ground that humankind can muster can be Socialist or Fascist?
No thought for the many conundrums of the enigma of human existence or questions invited as to why it must always be treated as a form of lifeless unproductive chaos by the foremost most significant engines of society. When did everyone come to the conclusion that it would be better to centralize independence of self-sufficiency rather than spread the notion around? How different many have said over the years if the majority had a stock in society that was not ever at the mercy of excessive bank mortgages or that ever arcane falderoll of incessant taxation under stifling regulation. The crook and the flail of modern civilization that defines our collective destiny’s while stopping short any possibility of uninterrupted personal innovation always at the mercy of adhering to conformity. Independence of viewpoint and thought seemingly bred out of the successive generations of citizenry so that no voice can be heard above the banshee winds of the media. So most seek shelter in the camouflage of mediocrity displaying a unwavering faith in the daily output of the industry of myth making design to keep them intellectually barefoot and pregnant. That hesitation to act allowing in all manner of anathemas to daily once conventionally normal life. So much so that it is impossible to see the culture standing upright if observed in its reflection gathered popular mirror of all things now reported as ‘normal-ized’. Nothing normal or defensible in the worship of decadent self-destructive impulses that only degrade and tear down what it has taken millennia over the entire face of this earth to achieve.
Though it may not change anything it is impossible to predict if anything can change under the gathering storm of inevitability from playing out given by so much past tacit surrendering of powers for the simple sake of something ‘new‘, ‘different‘, or supposedly ‘newly improved‘? Who will step in at the last second to save us all from our own folly? Who will call a halt to those that feel routinely empowered to continually interrupt and destroy the means of normal domestic commerce at their own whim? Only those who regain their god given gift of common sense enough to learn that they are the ones responsible for remaining passive and letting the whole thing cave in or acting like responsible members of society and maintain the legacy of health traditions and viewpoints that support the social stability of a nation state over a globalized miasma.