I was going to post this elsewhere, but since it involves politics I thought here was maybe the best place. Feel free to move it or lock it or whatever if this isn't the place for such things.
I for one, am fed up with the direction politics have taken in this country. I hate how it's polarized people and how radical and hateful the rhetoric has become and how hateful and violent people are behaving. It's disgraceful. And its already 2011, people are going to start campaigning for presidential nomination this year, and then president. And they'll promise they'll run clean campaigns and not to point any fingers, but they will. And I've had it. I was ready to wash my hands of the whole voting thing, and then it occurred to me, that isn't fighting back. Politicians like voter apathy, because if you don't vote, you can't vote against them. So I'm fighting back by making a mockery of the political system.
During the recent hung parliament debacle in England, one of the Daily Show's commentators, John Oliver mentioned that one of the Queen's corgis would be appointed interim prime minister if a decision couldn't be reached by the candidates. (You can watch that clip herehttp://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-may-10-2010/clustershag-to-10-downing---hung-parliament
) One of my friends linked me that clip in a recent conversation, and that gave me an idea. We exchanged several comments along the lines of "really how badly could a corgi mess things up? it couldn't get any worse than it is now." Then it hit me. I have my way to fight back against a political climate I find more and more intolerable each day.
I can create a farcical political party, name a candidate and post campaign ads on youtube. And that's what I intend to do; to create a Welsh Corgi centric political party, nominate my Welsh Corgi as the party's presidential candidate and create campaign ads with a camcorder and post them on youtube. And, I can do it without smearing mud across the names of the other candidates. I can also poke fun at some of the ridiculousness that happens in politics (such as people who are on their 3rd or 9th spouse campaigning for family values)