As posted at a message board I, the Disgruntled Old Coot, ruler of a regime of one huddled within the bunker upon my compound I spread my Disgruntledness as much as possible via the wondrous Web.
And here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!
Extremely complicated topic of the type that often leads to my multi-paragraph near-dissertations with some surely worthy of a near-Pulitzer Prize.
The media has immense control over who becomes candidates. Viable candidates.
Thank the propaganda systems and disinterest of the MANY more concerned with 24/7 entertainment seeking.
The future MAY bode differently what with the Web assisting to counter what was a monopoly of the mass and local media for generations.
“Freedom of the press is wonderful for those who can afford the presses.”
The Web has given a voice to the masses but only a minority of USA denizens avail themselves of alternate media.
The “big name” media outlets have a built-in “power” an aura of validity conveyed by the media’s name.
The Disgruntled Old Coot blog will never convey the authority of CBS, NBC, New York Times, etc.
I recommend “The Irony of Democracy.” There are many other similar books that will teach what the educational system at the K-12 levels ignore.
The Founding Fathers purposefully created a government intended to be “owned and operated” by an elite class. And that elite class was to be guided by HONOR to consider their own class AND the USA as a whole and the majority of folks below them in the socio-economic hierarchy.
Along the way that honor was cast aside.
Sadly, it appears that an educated elite is required for our constitutional republic to function.
Look at our society!!!!! Look at the masses of buffoons stumbling through life with such narrow outlooks such as the all-consuming desire to see their beloved sport team on TV this Sunday!!!!!!
When I cry out for revolution I suppose my real desire is to cast out some of the greed infesting our elites class and restore that sense of honor once demanded by the elites of old.
And curb that damnable corporate system wielding IMMENSE power on economics, politics, culture…. we are beginning to live in what science fiction writers envisions decades ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Voting is much more effective at the local level. Less so at the state and at the federal level? With the masses of simpletons so easily indoctrinated infesting the USA I view the federal vote as a huge farce to assist in hoodwinking those masses of near-brain-dead idiots sucking in vital oxygen.
And the charade continues.