Sunday, April 22, 2012

Idiocy and the ballot...

In the everpresent fiasco of bureaucracy, it is hard not to find myself pondering the idiocy within. No matter the level of bureaucracy, the idiot always seems to rise to the top. It matters not the education, or the lack thereof.

The truth be told, we are all part of the problem. We, the electors, are the namely culprit of such demise. We tend to play the blame game as they do, and even better. Everytime one of these politicians prove their idiocy, we cry wolf. Yet, the incumbent wins again.

The general election is around the corner, yet the ignorance of the electorate has already shown its usual lack of knowledge. Most of what the politicians campaign on is public information, and can be verified. The vetting of each and every candidate is an important factor in the justification of our republic. Most of what they speak will not be verified, and most will just comply with the status quo of this so-called democracy.

For all of this, I will simply quote on Barack Obama. As he has said, or meant several times,"...don't have all the facts, and they acted stupidly...". This just being a rough quote on the idea that most do not have the facts and will ineptly approach the ballot with the same ignorance of not having all the facts.

When the incumbent speaks, it is public record. The next time your representative speaks, votes, or merely campaigns it is "Guess What"? The answer is PUBLIC RECORD. If they voted, it is recorded. If they spoke it is recorded. The same can be said for any matter of public trust.

The next time you go to the polls, let it not be taken without cause of knowledge. Let it be the arm of this knowledge that will set the standard for the representative body.

The candidate should be considered as a potential employee applicant and yourself as the employer. Treat the candidate as would this applicant. Verify is the keyword. Verify the identification, verify the aptitude, and lastly verify the references. If they pass this scrutiny then they are the candidate for you. If not, well that is fairly self-explanatory.

To end this banter, I will render a quote by Gore Vidal. "
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests."

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