As the regular two or three readers of this blog are probably well aware, my distaste for all things political is epic in proportion and as such the extent of my entries regarding that aspect of modern existence tends to be limited solely to mockery and snide comments from the peanut gallery about the idiocy of those involved.
I rarely vote, but not because I am apathetic about the process. In fact I believe strongly in it, but I believe in saving my vote for something that I truly believe in. In my mind doing anything less is a waste of my vote. I will cast my vote only for some one/thing that I believe in and can get behind 110%. When and if that happens, then I’ll vote for it. I can’t and won’t cast my vote for anything on the premise that I don’t like what (A) has to say and (B) just opposes (A) in principle and while (C) is better than both of the other two it’s still not a perfect match so I’ll just vote for them because it’ll stop the others from winning. That’s not politics to me, that’s infantile, schoolyard favouritism. The lesser of two (or three, four or whatever) evils or as I think of it, the evil of the lessers, is not how I feel you should vote.
Vote with your heart and head when you believe in something, not because you just don’t want the other guy to win.
I guess the upcoming Canadian Federal Election got me thinking about all of this and perhaps my distance from the situation gives me the impetus to comment on it and share something of my beliefs here. Who knows.
I do know that while I may not always agree with my friend Shane’s political beliefs, I admire him for having them. He found his niche and believes in it strongly and that’s really all that matters to me. Hopefully he’ll vote with his beliefs in the upcoming election.
Now, I’ve rambled a bit and missed the original mark I had when I started this blog by a longshot but the words just spilled out and morphed while I was writing. I guess I haven’t managed to kill off the writer in me just yet. Going to have to try harder next time I guess. On that note, the sun is over the yardarm somewhere and that means it’s time for more whiskey! BARKEEP!!!
Anyways… originally I had planned on commenting on the stupidity of the US administration after stumbling across this link that highlights just how idiotic things can get when you don’t vote with your head and heart and only vote for things that are politically “convenient” but I realized that I didn’t need to comment at all as the article stands for itself as a testament to stupidity.
Bah, I seem to have run out of steam and ideas on the topic. I can’t think of a proper way to close things off. I still have ideas but they’re rattling around in my head randomly now and won’t sit still long enough for me to harness them to the page. Rather than worry about it though I’m going to concoct a lamely witty excuse involving the virtual bartender I screamed for a few minutes ago and his virtual whiskey and use that as my smokescreen to exit stage left. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide.