Politics is the entertainment branch of the Military-Industrial Complex.
- Frank Zappa
Democracies die behind closed doors.
- Judge Damon J. Keith
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
My Thoughts on the Election: The Devil You Know
Regular readers know that I voted for the Libertarian candidate for President, former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson. I outlined my reasons for this choice in several posts, most definitively in my piece Meet Gary Johnson: The Libertarian for President Polling at 7% in Colorado. While I was already excited for my first act of Presidential civil disobedience, I didn’t realize how truly liberating it would feel until the next morning. Many Americans voted for “the lesser of two evils” and were disappointed in the result. This must have been an emotional double whammy in the sense that not only did the guy you disliked so much that you were willing to vote for a candidate you didn’t like win, but you didn’t vote your conscience.