Quite simply, we are going to have some fun exposing the “Con Job” that our American elections have become. Together we are going to make common sense out of the deliberate confusion that the 2 major political parties and major media have created around previous elections. By the end of our conversation, you should realize that you should simply cast your vote in accordance with your own “best interests”. Hopefully, you will realize that this is less my endorsement of Ron Paul than it is your very own endorsement of Ron Paul. And we will accomplish all of this in 12 fun and easily understood sections:
1) “All In”?;
3) Donald Trump Endorsement;
4) Donald Trump, The Used Car Salesman;
5) Whose decision should you value in making your voting decision?;
6) Counter-Intuitive Tire Kicking;
7) Demonizing and Discrediting the voices of dissent;
No perfect Candidate;
9) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs;
10) The Man in the Arena;
11) Settling on a Candidate;
12) I’m All-in!
In the card game, Texas Hold’em, “all in” refers to betting the last of your chips/money. http://bit.ly/w5ukXM “All in” is most often invoked by a player who has been on a losing streak and has depleted most of their resources. When a good hand has finally been dealt and the odds indicate it is likely winner the player declares “All In” and bets all of their remaining chips.
This scenario seems to be an apt analogy for the situation we voters find ourselves in this 2012 election. But before I continue with that analogy, let’s talk a little bit about Donald Trump.
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Recently I heard that Donald Trump was endorsing Mitt Romney. And I thought to myself, so what? Donald Trump is most likely going to endorse a candidate that embraces the concerns of millionaires and reality show executives. I am neither a millionaire nor a reality show executive. So, why do I care who Donald Trump endorses? Donald Trump, as far as I am concerned, you and your endorsement are fired!
But for some reason, the major media considers Donald Trump’s endorsement newsworthy. Perhaps the major media thinks this next presidential election should be like a Junior High Student Council election – A simple popularity contest with few consequences for choosing poorly? I don’t share that perspective.
And then I thought; perhaps the major media and the political parties have framed and confused the elections in such a way that the candidate a person should select to vote for is not obvious. Perhaps the average American is not aware that the propaganda techniques of Edward Bernays are being used upon them to subvert their individual will? (I often advise my fellow citizens that they can’t protect themselves, their perspective of reality nor their family from our Government if they don’t know about Edward Bernays http://bit.ly/nY9BjW)
Along those lines, my thoughts go to those frazzled rank and file Americans who are busy raising their families and earning money to pay taxes.
“It is also in the interests of a tyrant to keep his people poor, so that they may not be able to afford the cost of protecting themselves by arms and be so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for rebellion.”
Aristotle in Politics, J. Sinclair translation, pg. 226, 1962 http://bit.ly/pAI8O0
Further, I am concerned for the newest voters who may not know the “ins and outs” of “kicking the tires” on their first presidential election.
“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.”