My puzzlement with undecideds first evolved to irritation, then to frustration. Now, finally, I’ve had enough of them and their falsifications, wishy-washiness, ignorance and pseudo intellectualism.
Just who are these undecideds?
First, there are the fakers, the devious liars who, for whatever reasons, simply lie about their political loyalties. Not much analysis required here. Dishonest people do dishonest things.
Second, we have the valueless.
Two candidates are running for president. One, at best, is an ultra-progressive, more likely a socialist. The other is the consummate capitalist. The first emerged with a government-centric world outlook, gaming the system for political and financial advantage. The second, who when handed a silver spoon at birth, promptly gave the inherited wealth to charity and then proceeded to make his own fortune.
The first candidate has a world view where the US is an equal among the mediocre. The second believes in American exceptionalism, and the force for good our country has been and should be.
Any comparison between the candidates presents the starkest contrast in modern political history. How can a voter be undecided at this point two weeks before the election?
I proffer that these undecideds have no core values or belief systems; if they did, they would not be undecided. Their vote is decided on whims…body language, a candidate’s wife, the color of a tie…God only knows.
Third, we have the clueless.
For those who are not political junkies, perhaps indecision was explainable three months ago, maybe even until the debates. However, ignorance is no longer an excuse. Information is everywhere…on TV, on the web, in the print media, on the radio.
The clueless become that way by lacking the intellectual capacity to understand the issues, or simply choosing to remain uninformed.
Lastly, there are the pseudo-intellectuals; those who levitate above the masses, deeply pondering the heavy issues of the day. Their self-proclaimed wisdom and analytic gifts far exceed those of the lowly mortals who actually demean themselves by taking a stand, believing in something.
So, here we have the precious undecideds…the liars, the valueless, the clueless and the pseudo-intellectuals.
For one, I’m tired of hearing about them, angry hearing from them. Tell the truth, get informed, stow the ego…and most importantly, get in the game or get the hell out of the discussion.
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