Butler Shaffer writes:
Those who have yet to understand the vacuous nature of electoral politics need only pay attention to the current presidential circus. I don’t know what additional evidence would need to be presented to demonstrate how elections serve but one purpose: to reinforce the delusion that members of the public have anything to say about the nature of the government that rules them. Anything disruptive of the placid mindset upon which the Establishment has grounded its domination of others must be eliminated. This is why Ron Paul has been dealt with as he has by the lapdog media.
In our Marshall McLuhan universe, public opinion polls have become substitutes for critical thinking. This election will amount to little more than a popular referendum on whether people prefer the mindset of Oprah Winfrey or Bill O’Reilly.
The election process is rigged to give you the illusion of a choice when in reality the choices are exactly the same.