Spam Left or Spam Right?

No, I don’t mean junk email. I mean something closer to the Monty Python skit. The two major parties in America both nauseate me, just in different ways. You get left-wing corruption with the Democrats and right-wing corruption with the Republicans. It’s a lose-lose scenario at election time.

Everyone seems to want to jump on one bandwagon or another without consideration for real options. I just can’t fathom why people demand competition in economics, but not in politics. A duopoly is bad for everyone.

I’ve talked to people who don’t really like the party they usually vote for. They just do it because they hate the other party more. When I ask them why they don’t vote "outside of the box", they tell me they fear throwing their votes away. If people voted with their consciences, rather than by following others, they’d have real power. Worse yet are the people who are too disgusted to vote. Their votes "don’t count". Well, duh, if you don’t use them, how can they?

I wish I had more free time. I’d love to start a political organization for independent moderates. Heck, I’d be happy to get a comprehensive "alternative" politics web page up with information about beating the current system.

From the looks of things, I’m not the only disgusted blogger.

Rally around the label

I’ve recently become disillusioned with the state of American politics… okay, more disillusioned with the state of American politics. I just keeps hitting me how hard people on each side of the traditional aisle are trying to distinguish themselves from each other, while actually differing on very little.