Douglas Adams on American “Democracy”

“On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”

“Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”

“I did,” said Ford. “It is.”

“So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”

“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”

“You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”

“Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”

“But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”

“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in.”

Exactly. Voting in America is like you are hitchhiking, and Ted Bundy and the Green River Killer both pull over and ask you to get in. In the US, you’re supposed to pick one of them and get in the car. The fact that you get viciously murdered afterwards doesn’t occur to most voters.

Really the smart thing to do would be to just not get in either car, but that means not voting.


Filed under Government, Politics, Regional, US Politics, USA

3 responses to “Douglas Adams on American “Democracy”

  1. Jason Y

    Possibly a poor person wouldn’t want to vote Republican as it would get social programs slashed. However, the democrats they are voting for are pro-globalist, hence they’re not going to give them any jobs just as the Republicans are not.

    The democrats basically give out social programs to make up for the fact there are no jobs. Possibly, it’s some sort of complex, like the prison-industrial complex, where social programs employ large numbers of “other” people, hence the justification for keeping it going, not compassion. Let’s say that perhaps US farmers make out big on it or something.

    • Jason Y

      The SSI office provides jobs, social security provides jobs. Basically, as with prisons, certain people have become nursing home type people and a huge industry exists around caring for these people. Basically prisoners and the poor in America have become a commodity, something to be bought and sold, since there is no use for them as objects that make money.

  2. Stalin Tonks

    Trump is clearly better than Hillary. Hillary wants to start WW3 with Russia over fucking Syria. If you idiot leftists had any sense you’d be voting for Trump this time.

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