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Providing the Illusion that Something's Changed
Sudhama Ranganathan
Elections in our country are at the point where they would seem too easy were it not for the drama and theatrics. Every year it's another nail biter, yet we are only really allowed one more party than those nations under communist rule. Depending on what the folks pumping the real money into the campaigns want to see as an outcome, in terms of the candidate that makes for the best symbol of what wealthy corporate donors want (and that's marketability in foreign countries), elections can go any number of ways. As things stand currently, we are at the mercy of their whims and their dollars. When we catch on, instead of patriotism or guilt because they have betrayed the trust of their fellow man, they switch gears and give us a little distraction, maybe a little smoke, could be a little mirrors. Whatever the case, they apparently have a need inside to see they get their way no matter what, and they will use whatever excuses necessary to tell themselves they are doing right using phrases have been uttered before in history, such as, “sometimes you have to do bad things so you can do good,” “the ends justify the means,” etc.

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