you’ve heard this one
before (it’s the definition I use of/for ‘Democracy’):
“Democracy is when we go to the polls to elect
our absolute dictators for the next few years”
And thus far not a squeak of protest, nary a honk of outrage from anyone.
But we do get an occasional bleat of possibly related whimper—
” … has bypassed Congress in order to sell military weapons to Saudi Arabia, a nation who has been attacking Yemen for more than three years, killing more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, and pushing millions more to the brink of starvation. Both chambers of Congress voted on a bill to end U.S. military support to Saudi Arabia in April, but Trump vetoed the bill. Now, he chooses to illegally continue sending arms to the Saudis with which they will kill more innocent people. His rationale is to claim, falsely, that there is an ‘emergency’ with Iran. There is not, though not for lack of trying on his part, but facts do not seem to matter. He continues to pander to strongman Mohammad bin Salman, despite the fact that bin Salman ordered the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a fact that seems not to bother Trump in the least.”
—which puts me in mind a vaguely similar bit of a bleat a couple of hundred years ago.*
Don’t mind me—I’m just feeling a bit jaded this morning. It’s raining again and I had to
plant emplace a whole bag full of basket fungus thingies The Spouse filched from somewhere. In the rain. I vote we have a vote on rain being held only in the wee small hours of of the morning in future.
Oh, yes … your link for the quote—
—or forever go to the polls. (It means change your future by voting)(for more of the same).
* Don’t you just loooove them National Treasure movies?