Good vs. Evil. The last Presidential debate is over. What have we learned? Both candidates are willing to suspend reality in favor of techno-narcissistic-hyper-corporate-self-esteem building fairy tales in order to take the reins of the Ineffectual, um I mean, Executive branch of Government. Our system of finance is so completely rigged that one good look under the rug will show more dry-rot than a one-hundred year old farm house in a ghost town. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would prescribe cigarettes to a cancer patient instead of face the difficult task of coming to grips with the root of the problems. Their “cures” are worse than the disease. Any coming energy crisis will have nothing to do with “domestic oil production,” “energy independence,” or who will be, or not be, “Mr. Oil.” These are mere distractions for the masses of hypochondriac Americans who are hungry for another quick fix. I could probably see more thoughtfulness to the gravity of our situation out of a pack of wild dogs. They have good hearts, but they will bite you the first chance they get. Even “good” people are showing their claws and teeth when it comes time to blaming the “other party.” I strongly believe that the coming crises will be a result of failure in the entire system and not because of one political party or the other. This will be a result of the fact that BOTH parties want to increase their own power and diminish their own responsibility – it has become the American way. It has become a quest for power for the sake of power and a fight of “Good vs. Evil.” If one considers themselves “good” then one must find or create “evil” to justify their own goodness. Justification is like a straight jacket when you are trying to swim. Justification means you have a need to limit your own faults and increase the blame on others, which is SURE sign of failing leadership and distorted thinking because you only see what you want to see. When you are wearing your justification jacket you not only need people to cause problems, you NEED problems.
As much virtue there is, so much appears; as much goodness as there is, so much reverence it commands. All the devils respect virtue. The high, the generous, the self-devoted sect will always instruct and command mankind. Never was a sincere word utterly lost. Never a magnanimity fell to the ground, but there is some heart to greet and accept it unexpectedly. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Change. The solution to these problems is not to just use your “vote” to command justice, but to hold each individual personally accountable. AS A PERSON. Not as a political party and create fictitious “evil” monsters like Purple People Eaters. Then and only then will we see real change. The choice is yours because, “Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth.” SQUAREROOTOFZERO