American Politics is…

April 23, 2010

Two dogs, scarred up, bloody, slavering and mangy – they’re fighting tooth and nail, just tearing each other apart.  Off to one side sits a nice big bone, the sort junkyard dogs will fight to death over, and there’s nothing stopping these two mutts from going all the way over the prize.  Who can blame them?  It’s a great prize, and there isn’t another dog around to steal it from them while backs are turned. A few have tried, fewer still succeed from time to time, but by and large it’s just these two big dogs duking it out over the scraps of something much larger.
The thing is, that bone used to big a fat T-bone steak, and while you and I were watching the dogs fight, taking sides and cheering like it’s some sort of fucking sporting event, a few guys came in and took the meat right off that bone – right off all of our bones.

Why do we keep looking toward two stupid packs of attack dogs to represent us?  Doesn’t anyone realize that their fight is a big farce?  No matter who wins this time, there’s always another round, and while we’re supporting and rooting and fighting for our side, the guys with the big guns and full pockets will just keep eating the steaks, and leaving us to fight for scraps with the junkyard dogs.  Anyone else tired of picking between two meaningless choices, and having this passed off as some glorious freedom we’re so lucky to have?


One Response to “American Politics is…”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Right on.

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