I slipped my ballot into the box at the County Auditor's Office yesterday, feeling rather dubious, and asking another citizen there on the way out of the courthouse, "How many forests were cut down to put so much thick, full color, glossy paper in our mailboxes this season?" Dubious at best, and I don't know who to quote for saying it first, "I don't vote, it just encourages the bastards," but ain't it the truth. I just wrote this at another forum when someone was describing themselves politically as, "radical centrist":
When the Democrats started down the present road with the political decapitation of Henry Wallace, the center started moving right. If the center was where it was then, I might want to be center left now. When the corporate state expresses through a corporate media, with how many representatives of Operation Mockingbird in their midst over more than half a century of steadily shifting right into greater and greater corporate rule, and nearly everyone I can talk to sips the Kool-Aid from one or another of the six corporations' channels, am I, as the learning disordered flunky, only one of few who see this is how Fascism quietly takes the day?
Divided and ruled? Or not?