We don't elect the president. The president is appointed by the elite industrialists/bankers who comprise the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, and the Council On Foreign Relations.
But we vote for the president, as well we should. It's just that the American public is not motivated enough to rally and demand that the jackasses in both houses of Congress, and within both political parties actually do their jobs of REPRESENTING US. But let's not get into all that here.
Today in the news, and tonight on network TV, one of our local TV anchors reported on President Obama's flip-flop view on same-sex marriage, and Mitt Romney's ongoing opposition to same-sex marriage. I suppose for Democrats this is a flip-flop that they can wear: The campaign shoe fits? For Republicans, Romney can continue to parrot the tried and true but tired right-wing garbage about the sanctity of marriage (Forget about that 43% to 50% divorce rate) and the family. The above mentioned anchor said that "...gay marriage will be an issue during this 2012 presidential election."
How the freak many times do we need to be reminded that GAY MARRIAGE IS NOT AN ISSUE. IT'S A CAUSE. ABORTION IS NOT AN ISSUE. IT'S A CAUSE. A FLAG BURNING AMENDMENT IS NOT AN ISSUE. IT'S A CAUSE. DOCTOR ASSISTED SUICIDE IS NOT AN ISSUE. IT'S A CAUSE. WEARING FUR IS NOT AN ISSUE. IT'S A CAUSE. A stupid one, at that.
We should not be voting for causes in national elections! We should be DEMANDING that both parties, and both candidates tell us what the hell they are planning to do about poverty, hunger, education, taxes, energy policy, economic policy, trade imbalances, North Korea, Iran, and oh yeah: WARS.
Jesus H. Christ, people, get your heads out of your asses, your eyes away from your iPads, and thumbs off your text messages and pay the freak attention! And this can be directed to the voters in North Carolina in particular who were voting this week on banning gay marriage. For once in your increasingly meaningless lives wake up and think about, oh I don't know, let's start with the news story I posted on this blog yesterday that no one, still, seems to give a crap about. I won't tell you here what it is: Click on to my previous post and read the damned article!
If gay marriage is a campaign platform for Obama and Romney, then my point is validated by the meaninglessness of this cause. They (the candidates as representatives of their parties) will be discussing this cause as an emotive diversion to ensure that the voting public won't think about or ask questions related to the above mentioned ISSUES.
If we loose our freedoms as provided by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, it will be poetic justice. It will be we the people who, having been bought out by causes and toys, let it all be taken away.
Rick Burnett Baker currently is self-employed as a narrative photographer, and is a member of the National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA). Baker, a native Texan, is a graduate of State University of New York (Albany) with a BA in Asian Studies, (minor in classical Chinese literature), a Graduate Certificate in US Urban Policy, and a Masters (MRP) in Regional and Urban Planning, Third World. He has worked with a mining company in Honduras, with a civil engineering firm in Saudi Arabia, and traveled andworked throughout Southeast Asia, China, and Northern Africa with Halliburton for nearly a decade, based out of Singapore. During his years living in Singapore he was also known for his radio and television voice-over work. Baker returned to the US in 1985 to complete academic interests and continues to live in New York.