August 17, 2012 in United States
This is an election year. Therefore, the pollsters give the appearance of wanting to know what we think.
Over the past couple of months, I have received at least a call a week asking me to give my opinion on the candidates and the issues.
I usually ignore them or decline to participate.
However, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to answer the questions.
It was a frustrating experience.
Every question offered two answers.
Neither was one I would have chosen.
Furthermore, the questions showed such a degree of misunderstanding about our current financial situation that they insulted intelligence.
They asked if I thought if a balanced budget was important.
They asked if I thought Obama or Romney would be more likely to balance the budget.
They asked if I thought reducing spending or increasing taxes was the best way to balance the budget.
At that point, I was tempted to launch into a lecture about how our financial system really works and tell the pollster his questions were irrelevant. The federal budget cannot be balanced using our current system. A reduction in spending or an increase in taxes isn’t the answer. The only way to solve our nation’s fiscal problems is to use debt-forgiveness to end the dollar and transition to a method of trade based on something real.
I wanted to tell the pollster there is virtually no difference between Obama and Romney. Each candidate comes with his own set of baggage and I can’t see either man resolving today’s issues in a manner that positively impacts the general public.
I didn’t say this.
Instead, I stopped and breathed.
I finished the poll and decided not to do another one.
The experience reminded me that this entire election process, as it is currently conducted, is a distraction.
It is designed to program us to think in a certain way. It couches the issues so that we are discouraged from looking outside the normal political paradigm where we may actually discover solutions.
Yesterday was a good example of this.
Mainstream media (MSM) was awash in rumors about the immediate possibility that Hillary would replace Biden on the Democratic ticket. At the end of the day, the official word was that Biden would still be running for vice-president in spite of his recent trail of less than politically correct comments.
Biden would resign. Hillary would step into his place.
Obama would resign. Hillary would step into his place.
Then, the election would take on an entirely different dynamic.
If you don’t think this could happen, I suggest you review the end of the Nixon administration and learn how Gerald Ford became President.
The intersection of information points to a still unresolved situation with Hillary.
The fact that MSM is talking about her as a candidate for VP so late in the process on the same day that an AM site proposes such a scenario tells me the official word released yesterday was not the final word.
It also shows how little influence the general public has within the current system. Those in power are manipulating the polls, the news, the financial situation, and the election to ensure they remain in power.
That is the real story.
The underlying election year drama is a distraction, designed to confuse us so that we react emotionally rather than taking the time to access the situation and develop a peaceful response.
To be continued…