Friday, 11 December 2015

What to look up to in the lead-up to the 2016 elections




People in the U.S. seem surprised every time that the electorate makes an underwhelming choice electing a representative to office... their level of surprise, and bafflement, on the rise with each, successive election, one of America's few growth industries...

Presumably, everyone expects the electorate to show discerning judgment when choosing from the different economic ideas on offer, however complicated those ideas may be ... and that optimistic view seems to sustains itself even as Americans continue to eat junk food every day, choose awful sitcoms and other derivative Hollywood products every time that that choice is present, and insult anyone who suggests that they replace their pop and rap collections with anything that resembles actual music.

Americans might show poor taste in everything from fashion to literature, even when price is not a factor, but when it's time to vote, however, everybody expects everybody else to show impeccable judgement: after all, elections are way too important to reflect the crappy choices that Americans make every day.

For the sake of democracy, and the continued welfare of the republic, on Election Day, it is only reasonable that everybody expects Americans to make a huge, huge effort not to behave like themselves...

If there is one day where selfishness and vanity must be cast aside, it is certainly Election Day..

On that day, a huge, huge effort is expected from everybody.. 

Just for that one lonely, solitary occasion... Just for that one brief, short day ...

On that particular day, a huge, huge effort is expected of all Americans... for them not to behave like Americans.

If the future of the republic itself is concerned, then certainly, that cannot be asking too much...