I was recently informed that we shouldn't raise too many doubts about Obama because there is no alternative. This is a common argument and the Mass Media has attempted to drill it into our heads that we have to accept this premise; the following is my short response which I decided was worth a blog.
The real opposition to the real Obama is being totally ignored by the Mass Media.
They're hoping we'll believe the lie that we have to choose between the candidates that they present to us all of which are owned by the same corporations that own the Mass Media.
What is the alternative?
What realistic alternative do you see for next November other than choosing between the candidate of the Democrats and the candidate of the Republicans?
Do you honestly think the candidate of a third party can get enough votes to win?
And if so, I will ask the same questions I ask of all “third party” advocates:
What makes you think the politicians of your third party, if they win, will not get as corrupted by power as the politicians of every party that has ever existed on the planet?
What makes you think that the politicians of your third party, if they win, will be immune to the influence of the money that influences power in our country?
I hope you answer those questions, Zachery. I’ve never had a single advocate of third party wishful thinking ever respond to them.
Frank: "What is the alternative?"
The alternative is that we try to come up with something better. It may not be easy and it may involve a lot of organizational and educational efforts; but we try.
What is the alternative to not trying?
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