Every four years, the same sensationalist meme gets trotted out: This is the most important election in our lifetime. To any rational individual, this would be rather transparent, but thankfully for the elites pulling the strings of U.S. politics, voters are anything but rational. The establishment knows that more than an issue of an old piece of paper declaring that the power of government is derived from the consent of the governed, that it is a simple fact of reality that when the people cease to submit to a government, that government's days are numbered.
There are always many times more ruled than there are rulers, and government only exists because people consent, willingly or grudgingly.
So why do people believe the perennial lies that "this election" is the most important, even though nothing ever changes for the better, even if the "good guy" wins?
Check out this moron:
"Eight to ten million. That’s the number of people who would lose eligibility for food stamps under the Ryan budget, which Romney praised and pledged to sign."Two hundred thousand and 10 million. That’s the number of kids who’d lose Head Start and the number of college students who’d see Pell Grants decline by $1000..."Fifty-two million. That’s how many people could lose health insurance if Romney repeals Obamacare and enacts his plan for Medicaid."
Ask not what you can do for your country, right? It's all about how much the government will steal on your behalf. Or how about a warmongering neoconservative moron:
"Government grows in size and power as the individual shrinks into dependency. Until the tipping point where dependency becomes the new norm — as it is in Europe, where even minor retrenchment of the entitlement state has led to despair and, for the more energetic, rioting."
Charles Krauthammer seems to take for granted that Mitt Romney will reverse this trend. That's a nice sentiment and all, but the biggest arguments of the "debates" between Obama and Romney weren't about slashing entitlements or reforming actual spending, but about how much to increase "defense" spending and what regulations the "free market" needed.
It takes a stone-blind fool to keep buying the same old line that this time is the most important election, and you HAVE TO vote for sociopath X just to make sure sociopath Y doesn't win, since sociopath Y is SO MUCH WORSE than sociopath X.
As for me, I'm young enough to have only been able to vote in two presidential elections so far (including this one), and I'm already sick of the garbage. How do people much older than I, and supposedly more experienced and wise, keep falling for the same lie? Doesn't anyone sit back and THINK about this stuff?
Moreover, it's laughable that everyone insists that the whole world revolves around the occupant of the White House; the real government is the unchanging bureaucracy. The revolving door of elective politics barely changes the real government apparatus, if at all, which is the portion of Leviathan that actually affects the people, but so much importance is placed on the mannequins and puppets on the ballot that the actual power of government remains hidden, and thus enjoys enforcing their fiat in anonymity.
If you want change, go play a guitar or accordion and take tips. Don't vote. Nothing ever changes for the positive when you support the establishment political system and legitimize it through participation.