Wednesday, May 16, 2007

the election

The election is a nationwide exercise in delusion. The common man thinks: "in the election, I have a choice; by voting, I can effect change!" But the common man does not understand the momentum of government. This momentum is teleological in character, and any real change in government must be a change in this momentum. The petty issues which will determine the outcome of the coming election ("the war in Iraq," "abortion rights," "drugs for seniors," . . . ), these are but pebbles on the inevitable road of government "progress." The near-sighted man will be the death of democracy, and the hero of slavery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such issues are only "petty" to those who have not been directly or indirectly affected by them. Were you a senior, a young mother, or a solider, I suspect you would bloviate otherwise.