Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In epic upset, GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate race

In epic upset, GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate race | By GLEN JOHNSON and LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writers | BOSTON – "In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office."

This is a good thing.

Now, before everyone gets all bent, let me explain.

The political system in the US has seen it's ups and downs over the last 234 years. Just read your American history books for some very interesting (see: Chinese Curse) episodes of corruption and turmoil. The last 30 or 40 years have seen our system get all discombobulated where we have ended up with two parties that are equally as bad as the other. Neither one has any interest in doing what is right for the country or its citizens. And let me interrupt you here. No, your party is absolutely not the better one. They care for nothing except money and power. Their sole purpose is to crush the other guys. They do not care how much damage they cause; how many people they hurt. They see the people as being one of two things; a cow (i.e. registered voter) or a mosquito (i.e. non-registered dirt).

By now some1 might be seething in anger at my "tirade" against their wonderful party. They are fools! Fools blindly following the bullshit being spoon fed to them for the specific purpose of keeping them devoid of rational thought. This is accomplished by using the media, of course. Not in the way everyone tends to think, though. Any conspiracies between politics and the media are fairly small and of little impact. No, the media is working its own agenda. What could that be? Money and power. You think not? Try dissecting any news broadcast objectively. See if the news is presented to you by the networks. You will find that the news is presented for you. There is a subtle difference there. The former means the news is relayed, unfiltered to you as it happens/happened. The latter comes to you after being "adjusted" by the opinions of the reporters, the network, and everyone else who can put their own ideas and personal biases into the news. The media no longer reports the news, they make the news.

At this point I can hear the question, "What does this have to do with the Mass. election?" Simply this; our government cannot be run by a majority from any political party. No party should have control over the government of the US. When one side has a "mandate" they will make a debacle of everything they touch. Just look at the last century and see for yourself.

Side note: One might get the impression that I am extremely cynical and have anarchistic ideas. Nothing could be further from the truth. I admit that our political system is flawed. Hell, it is broken. But when compared to anything else on the planet, it is damn near Utopian. As long as there is a balance in the political realm, things can, and usually do, get better.

So there you have it. That is why it's a good thing that Scott Brown won the election.

[For those who might wish to debate this post, I've been through this many times with many people. However, feel free to give it a go. I am not adverse to changing my views if presented by logical, thoughtful, insightful arguments. It wouldn't be the first time its happened.]

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