Saturday, October 27, 2012

Out Behind the Wall

On November 6, I do not plan to vote for Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode, Rocky Anderson, Stephen Rollins, Stuart Alexander, Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, or Donald Trump for President.  Even if they show up on the ballot.  Which most will not.  I do not mind telling who I will vote for.

I just do not want some goon standing over me while I cast a sacred secret ballot or some filthyrichsonofabitch telling me I will lose my job if I do not vote his way.  You say, easy for me to say, since I do not have a job.  But I already lost my job because I got sick, and the filthyrichsonofabitch terminated me when I did not return to work on his timetable.

The thing I love the most about the American democracy is that afterwards the winners do not get to take the losers out behind the wall and shoot them.  I’m not kidding.  There are still places where this happens.  I appreciate it sincerely that the United States of America is not one of them.  I voted for Al Gore, John Kerry, Michael Dukakis, Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter, and George McGovern.  Each time, I counted my blessings as an American loser.   

I also voted for Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Lyndon Johnson.  Some people might see a pattern here, other than that the name of Jimmy Carter appears on both lists.  I did not vote for Hubert Humphrey.  I should have been taken out behind a wall and shot for that.


Tina said...

Well said, Bill. I agree completely.

Zlotnik said...

Din noget snørklede tankegang gør, at når man endelig har forstået pointen, så hænger den godt fast. Men det er ikke alene læserens medvirken til at løse gåden, der kan tage æren for det. Det historiske eksempel er med til at slå sømmet virkelig fast. Godt skuldret!

Cotter Pen said...

I know that Zlotnik is Polish for "dear friend and expat in Copenhagen," I ran his comment through Google Translator. Zlotnik's native English is vastly superior, even erudite, but here is the translation:

"Your somewhat circuitous way of thinking means that when you finally understand the point, so hang on tight. But it is not only the reader's involvement to solve the puzzle that can take credit for it. The historical example helps to beat nailed really solid. Well done!"


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