Americans, it’s a day of celebration. Despite the endless conspiracy theories, the hate spewed online, the comments of idiots, the childish campaigning of both sides that panders to the lowest-common-demominator of easily swayed idealogues, today we celebrate the beginning of yet another peaceful exchange of power (if Obama wins, I still count that as “peaceful” even though power doesn’t change hands).
No bombs, no revolutions, no coups and no guns (even though we got a lot of guns, mind). This will be the fifty-seventh straight election without a violent fight for (or to retain) power. Do we have problems? Hell yes we do. For the most part, the statistically overwhelming part, do we settle those differences with votes? Hell yes we do.
If you voted, cheers to you. Upload a pic with your “I Voted” sticker and paste the link in the comments below. I’ll make the pictures visible as the day rolls on. If you didn’t vote, that’s your choice, and you won’t get any bad-mouthing from me. Voting is a right, not an obligation.
Until such time as my armory is full and the plaid tanks are ready to roll, slaughtering millions as I remove all choice and free will from the face of the planet, this system — while far from perfect — is still pretty damn good.