Day Before

Democracy is dead in Alibam. Not sure if the proper comparison is the Soviet Union or some third world oligarchy?

The newspaper, the Arab Tribune, published the local ballot in the Saturn’s day edition and I was amazed to find about half of the races uncontested, including the one for a senate seat. And the incumbent is an egregious fascist and oligarch. So what matters it to go to the polling place and exercise the franchise if there are no choice or both choices are evil?

All of this stuff about making sure one votes is a nice slogan but it seems to ignore the reality here in Alibam and I suspect in much of the country. We are a failed nation and being a failed state is close behind.

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