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  Rock Paper Scissors Election
by Odin Roark
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Election time always becomes a mirror to judge whether the populace has grown up a bit, or still stuck in adolescent acceptance of delusional facts as truth. “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers” – Romney pollster Neil Newhouse. Strange position to take for an election, eh?

Rock Paper Scissors Election

All you need for 2012
is the trust
the belief that all is not as it appears
for knowing the flight of the bird
is naught if the eyes remain closed
and the dive of the dolphin
is but gray matter disappearing
for those without the ear of the sage

Eager refusal to grow up
never replaces the calm
of odds
another four years ahead
another breath ready to be taken
or not

Get set
It’s rock, paper, scissors time



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Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 8/30/2012
perfect title.
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/30/2012
Excellent! You describe the gown of self-woven delusion nicely. Is it possible Odin, that this is the inevitable end-game and outcome of democracy itself... that this venerable institution, designed so long ago in Greece for a small enfranchised group of educated people cannot but produce what we see today in a gargantuan society of millions subject to the mass media - delusion, illusion and mediocrity?
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/30/2012
It's all about image and television time. No more self-taught scholars, hands-on warriors born in a log cabin far from the center of politics. The race is on to see who can raise the most money and win the election by spending the most on negative ads.

The very fact that we can be so foolish leads me to believe that tomorrow will be a better day because we always overcome foolishness and there seems to be plenty of cash to go around even with all the hoarding.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/30/2012
“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers” – Romney pollster Neil Newhouse.

Sickening. Not a very good way to edge toward victory. What an asshole.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/30/2012
Certainly the whole process makes for numbing reality TV. Vomitus talking heads spewing vitriol, lies, accusations, the fingerpointing, the blame game, the hatred; we've become a nation irreparably divided in spirit and purpose. The debt is hard to fathom. What did they say ... 15 trillion? 23 million unemployed? Hand in hand a line that would traverse the entire nation east to west. This is also unfathomable. it's going to be a harrowing ride. And then in three months 12/21/12 is going to dawn. And who knows what will happen then. Peace ...

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