Tuesday, March 4, 2008

On the bandwagon...

I want to take a minute this afternoon to jump on the bandwagon with my friend Marty...

He just posted this post, which inspired me to jump in and say something...

I am not enjoying the politics at all. Bigger than the issue that I am sick of political TV commercials, sick of being bombarded on all sides by scare tactics and trash talk, and completely sick of people asking me "Who do you support"... I am really just at a point where I'm really thinking that NONE of the candidates are good candidates.

and this is why....

WHAT THE HECK WOULD CAUSE A PERSON TO WANT TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?

Bear in mind that as the POTUS, no matter how hard you work, how sincere you are, and how passionately you pursue your political agenda that people are going to be angry with you, bad mouth you, make fun of you, threaten you, and that you will be in the spotlight 24x7!

It's not that I don't like some of the candidates, or even respect some of their ideas... I think I'm just waaaayyyy to cynical to believe that ANY of them REALLY have what is best for someone other than themselves at the center of why they are running for president.

If you've spent any time around me at all, you've heard me quoting this chapter over and over in the past few months... If you haven't spent any time around me, then this is for you.

"The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are several - one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

And so this is the situation we find: a succession of Galactic Presidents who so much enjoy the fun and palaver of being in power that they very rarely notice that they're not.

And somewhere in the shadows behind them - who?

Who can possibly rule if no one who wants to do it can be allowed to?"

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Chapter 28 - 1995

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Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President
should on no account be allowed to do the job!

Amen to that.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

This put a smile on my face. Thanks!

Kroneg said...

(sigh) Dang I miss Douglas. He was so much more interesting than any of the political hub-bub - and often more believable.