Many of you are asking: what is the electoral college, as election day rears its irrelevant head on the country. Tomorrow night, there will either be a new president, or an incumbent, and some of you might be surprised to find that your vote means less than a stray piece of shit that makes its way back up to the toilet bowl after it’s been flushed.
What is the electoral college? An excerpt from Archives.gov should help you understand that:
“The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators…”
So, in effect, these are votes cast in place of the millions of votes cast on election day. No, they are not making the decisions for you, but after the 2000 mishap when Al Gore won the 43rd Presidency of the United States it has become increasingly obvious that the whole thing is fucked beyond reason and shouldn’t be trusted.
Add to this the fact that electronic voting is largely programmed/controlled by former and current members of the CIA. From Rense.com:
“Diebold hired Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego to develop the software security in their voting machines. A majority of officials on SAIC’s board are former members of either the Pentagon or the CIA…”
The short of it: the electoral college is a process by which your votes are funneled into the hands of a few politicians who already have their minds made up. And, whether you like it or not, all the talking heads on the major networks will have it all figured out before it’s even settled, as was the case in 2000 when the networks reported that Gore had won, even though he hadn’t (even though he did).
To make matters worse, you never had a say, since corporations, the pharmaceutical industry, and other select industries control the direction of politics in the United States. Tomorrow, you’ll vote, but the decision was made for you, probably several months ago, by those with money.
So, if anything, have fun tomorrow, November 6th, 2012, when you “select” the next President of the United States. Have fun, because that’s all you’re going to get out of it. If you’re looking for real “change” this year, you’ll have to look under the couch.
For more information on this fucking disaster, please see my other articles: