Every two years the rapidly transforming American population shambles from their homes, catches trains from Guatemala, and rises from graves to vote for one of two establishment parties. The battle to attract a majority of each inner city precinct’s 714% voter turnout is intense. To this end, every candidate offers a raft of quickly forgotten promises.
Though some precious few political commitments are inviolable. To their exclusively white constituency, Republicans vow: We will do nothing for you. The solemnity with which this is both uttered and observed has moistened many cheeks. But the Democrats have a pledge of equal honesty to the legacy Americans they so long ago turned against: We will grind you to pulp…and defecate on the remains. In an environment so rife with glib dissembling, it is these two forthright positions around which so many rally.
Utter indifference or implacable hostility. Alas we can only select one.
If time permits, I’ll update and analyze returns later. Those inclined may offer observations, anecdotes, predictions, or general ridicule in the rectangles below. You can even comment more than once…it’s America!