Monday 5 November 2012
America, You Decide.
I've been thinking about this for a while and thought that I might as well share it.
Who the fuck am I, or anybody else who does not live in the USA to tell people there how to vote? What gives us the right to decide who should or shouldn't be the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the next four years? I am no fan of the Republican Party, what I know about them but then again I'm not over sold on Obama either. From what I can see, he hasn't made good on many of the promises he made, Guantanamo Bay for a start. He did try to give some sort of universal health care to all citizens which I think is a good thing but a lot of Americans liken to Communism? I think they are mad but again it's their decision, I don't have to live there.
I spent a good portion of my youth protesting about having American nuclear missiles on these shores. Or marching against American involvement in Central America or the Middle East. I think that I had a right to do so which you may think is odd after the statement I have made above. But I never ever said that I was consistent.
But my point is this, I got mightily pissed off at Secretary Of State Clinton when she tried to tell us what we in Scotland should have done with Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, irrespective of whether the decision made by Kenny MacAskill was the correct one, I think that it was the proper thing to do but for another nation to intervene in that decision and then try to summon our First Minister over there to explain himself, well, it just got me pure raging and entrenched my view.
So, if I were an American voter who was undecided or maybe just not that arsed about voting, being told that the rest of the world apart from China were backing Obama, it may just urge me to get up of my arse go and vote and vote in a way that gives a big fuck you to the rest of the world, which let's face it most Republicans think is populated by liberal ass wipes anyway (sweeping generalisation I know).
So tomorrow it will be up to the people of America to vote for who they want to govern them and maybe we should lay off trying to tell them what's right as it might just be having the opposite effect from the one we want to see.
A word of warning, if you do vote for the wrong guy and things go tits up you will get really sick hearing "I told you so" for the next four years
His Latest Flame - America Blue