In the movie "Network", Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch, captures the attention of the masses by losing his cool on a live Network news broadcast, telling his viewers to go to the window and shout "I'm Mad As Hell, and I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore!"
His viewers are obviously of the same mind.
Soon the "I'm mad as HELL" shouts are being heard from all corners of the country.
Now, I must say I can identify with that rage.
I'm literally watching my country being destroyed, piece, by piece, by piece.
I keep hoping some "straight talking" leader will emerge... someone who can communicate well enough to illustrate how the path we are taking differs little from the disastrous course other countries have taken... someone who can show us there is no "free lunch"... that the path we must take will be hard, but will, in the end, be worth the pain of traveling.
I had high hopes this year. I thought, "surely it is plain to everyone we are on a course to failure".
I was wrong. My "Knight in Shining Armor" has not appeared over the horizon to take charge of the chaos and save us all. Instead, from ALL candidates, we get suggestions that Government programs are the solution to our ills.
Ask yourself this folks...
In what way does any Government program you can point to truly work efficiently? (And I'm not talking about the back alley, Rezko to Obama type Government program!)
So here we are again, facing the disgusting choice of having to vote for a scoundrel, or a tyrant.
I've been voting since 1968. In all the time I've been voting, only twice have I voted FOR someone, (and one of those votes was wasted, to show my disgust).
Shortly after casting that wasted vote, we had the "revolution" of 1994.
I think it may be time for another Revolution.
I think Weblogs are the vehicle to drive that revolution.
Are you as disgusted as I am with the lousy choices we face in this election?
If so, what are we gonna do about it... once again hold our nose and vote?
I have a better idea...
I suggest a 'Write-In" campaign...
Write in "NONE OF THE ABOVE" as your choice for President in 2008.
Done in huge numbers, it is the only way I know to show how broken our present system is, and how sick many of us are of voting for the lesser of two bad candidates.
And Bloggers... PLEASE steal my idea.
The only way this will have the necessary impact is if lots of folks are going to their windows shouting,
NONE OF THE ABOVE!
UPDATE, 1608 Hours...
Take a quick look at what THIRDWAVEDAVE has to say about the subject and check out the video there. I had the quote wrong... it's "I'm mad as Hell, and I'm not gonna take THIS anymore!"
Also, Andrea tells a story I fervently hope proves to be false.