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August 1, 2022

Of every voting meme, crafted comment, subtle suggestion, intense inference, effusive elusion, angry rant, delicate discourse, new ways to tally and track each vote, on uncorruptible machines, certified by certified biases. Is…that your vote counts.

When we know….

“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”

― Mark Twain

I vote we don’t vote, just work, act, start, understand, and move towards the goal that all are housed and fed. The rest will take care of itself. No one crafting the loose and legalese of who gets to marry who or what an individual does what to their own body. How many guns you have the “right” to own.

“Democracy is the worst kind, I am sorry,  but it is. We get to pick our leaders..well…

What if I don’t want a leader? Where does that vote go? I do good on my own, I don’t want to be “led”. Is that freedom?”


Would you still call yourself a Christian if they elected a new Jesus every four years?”

Doug Stanhope

Vote: To cast or conduct a “vote”

How can all the votes be counted with any specific purpose anyway to verify a single determination?

Most people vote with their pocketbook.

“It’s the economy,  stupid.”

– James Carville

Some people allegedly vote their consciousness, some people vote on a isolated issue. (As long as I get to keep my guns, I don’t care what else “my” candidate does.) Some people vote along party lines, some people vote, due to…..get this…..”name” recognition. (Seems to me, is how we got the last guy. Ooopsie.)

So we vote, we play the game, mostly so that with a vague notion, we can declare we voted, when someone asks if we vote. It is cute and a fun distraction to participate in, but ultimately if you do not “get” what or who you voted for, then guess what…your vote doesn’t “count”.

Not to mention, there is no accountability to the voter, on the promises they made to get elected. When the corrupt K street lobbyists, sit in their offices and sell (euphemism:bribe) them into something the corporations wanted in the first place.

“Because if it’s really just the fault of these politicians then where are all the other bright people of conscience?

Where are all the bright, honest, inteligent americans ready to step in and save the Nation and lead the way?

We don’t have people like that in this country; everybody’s at the mall, scratching his ass, picking his nose, taking his credit card out of his fanny pack and buying a pair of sneakers with lights in them!

So I have solved this little political dilemma for myself in a very simple way: 

On election day… I stay home. I don’t vote. Fuck’em, fuck’em! I don’t vote.

Two reasons, two reasons I don’t vote: First of all, is meaningless.

This country was bought and sold and paid for a long time ago. The shit they shuffle around every 4 years, *pfff* doesn’t mean a fucking thing.

And secondly I don’t vote because I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain.

People like to twist that around, I know. They say: “Well, if you don’t vote, you have no right to complain”; but where’s the logic in that?

If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people and they get into office and screw everything up… well, you are responsible for what they have done.

You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain.

I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain as long as I want about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with.

So I know that a little later on this year you’re going to have another of those really swell presidential (mid-term) elections that you like so much, you enjoy yourselves it’ll be alot of fun. 

I’m sure that as soon as the election is over your country will improve immediately.

As for me, I’ll be home that day doing essentially the same thing as you. The only difference is, when I get finished masturbating I’m gonna have a little something to show for it folks. .

Thank you very much.”

– George Carlin 

No wonder George Carlin was awarded the Mark Twain Prize For American Humor.

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