Saturday, October 30, 2010

The end is in sight

The end is in sight. No, I'm not talking about the end of the earth. I'm talking about one of the most, if not the most, disgusting election seasons ever.

I am totally sick of all the ads, even from those I will probably vote for. I haven't answered the phone in weeks when my caller ID even hints it might be someone taking a poll or asking me to vote for their candidate. Email and snail mail that says anything about the election is deleted or tossed without taking a look.

I'm to the point where I really don't care who wins. I predict, whoever wins will soon come to regret their victory. They will find themselves in the same boat the current incumbents now find themselves in and the voters will again be as made as hell by the time the next election rolls around.

Why? Because we seem to have lost the ability to discuss almost anything without going off the deep end. Democracy requires some civility and there is very little civility around today.

The solution. I guess the only solution is to start on the one to one level and gradually work out in an expanding circle. Some trickle down civility from those in office and those seeking office would help too.

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