November 5, 2008 § 17 Comments
The words of Padme Amidala Skywalker woke me up about a half hour ago. It speaks to my geekiness I suppose that my political commentary comes from the pen of George Lucas, but there you go.
I wasn’t closely watching the election results, but I knew Obama had it in the bag a long time ago. And so the Proletariat have spoken. In a mandate from the masses, America has chosen its destiny.
I stayed out of the fray for the most part this election. One who has chosen to remove oneself from the process has very little right to criticize or comment. For religious reasons, I have not voted in several elections now, under the conviction that my faith has called me out of the world system. But I feel free to say now that the decision has been made, and as an impartial observer, that things are about to change forever in these United States.
The change hoped for, and voted for, are going to be two very different beasts. Oops, did I say beast? Obama has been given a blank check for the next four years, and if he plays his cards right, even longer. And I’m not talking a second term. We are always just one revolution away from life as we know it changing forever, and yesterday, that revolution was accomplished without a single shot fired. From the voting booths, with ballots as weapons, an overwhelming majority declared its victory, and soon America will reap its rewards.
Congratulations, America, you have elected an official who does not believe life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is equal for all citizens. Welcome to the new fascism. This will be a brave new world indeed. It’s been a long time coming.