Another presidential election is upon us... Election 2012! Every four years we have this major ritual complete with all the Madison Avenue hyping "Decision 2012!". The big marketing suggestion is that we are the ones who are deciding and making the choice about who will go to the Oval Office.
"Decision 2012." Is that the current marketing tactic? I don't even know for sure I turned the TV off long ago. It might be a bit dated but you get the point.. I hope.
We are free here in America! We decide who the president will be! We are in control!
Yes.. you were given a choice and decided between the options you were allowed to have and make. Someone pre-decided for you what your allowable options were. And then once they decided what your choices will be... We are free! I decided which pre-approved option I wanted.
Once again.. the choices and options allowed we may choose between has been pre-decided and selected for us to vote on. And once again it comes down to the usual choice between Smoke and Mirrors. There is something comforting knowing that no matter what mess is currently upon us there is a rock of stability we can always count on. No?
So.. once again.. praise the rock!.. our choice is between the approved and selected for us to choose from "Smoke" and "Mirrors". Every four years we come out and perform this absurd ritual in which we choose between the choices we are allowed that have already been decided for us. Then we go back into non-civic obscurity for another four years and tell ourselves we are patriotic good Americans!
Honestly.. the presidential election, it is the only election we seem to recognize, is some kind of four year spectacle. Right up there with the Lemmings are running.. off a cliff! Every four years which cliff, pre-selected for us we decide, will we all be Lemmings and dive off of this time? "Smoke" or "Mirrors"?
We Decide! USA, USA, USA!!! Wave flag.
Here are the choices we are allowed to make during this four year running of the cliff diving Lemmings:
Smoke: Still Voting For 'Mitt Romney'?
Mirrors: 65 Outrageous Lies by President Obama
What's that saying? How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving.
I came out this four year cycle of the Lemmings running, did my patriotic duty, choose between the choices allowed me, the best moving lips, told myself I was free and a true patriot, then dove off the cliff of my choice.
USA, USA, USA... Wave flag.. I'm a real civic duty patriotic American!
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