It is fair to say there is nothing humorous about the Presidential Elections in the United States. The battle for nomination as candidate for the next President seems to begin before a running election process is even complete, and it consumes more money than anyone cares to admit. Yet it could be so easy, if we followed a different path and left the democratic process behind. Not that the democratic process is anything like democratic when it comes to elections in the United States, but that has been covered to excess over the last few decades.
Wouldn’t it be so much easier if someone took the decision for us and we were just left in peace? Whatever happens, whoever gets the position and by whichever means, no one is going to be happy with the results in the long-term anyway. Not in the USA, not in any other country. So perhaps we ought to go the way the Financial Times appears to be suggesting.
Imagine how much stress and strain, how many fights, how much controversy would be wiped out in just one move if a company like McDonald’s was capable of simply nominating a new President to run the country. No more political party in-fighting, no more elections, no more adverts which distort what we believe we already know. Perhaps it would also herald the end of Fox News and a few other biased entities.
Of course, McDonald’s haven’t the power to simply nominate a new President, as far as we know. This isn’t North Korea, yet. Even so, perhaps someone ought to rethink their headline writing.
After all, while many think that the elections are a sham anyway, it would still be good to believe we have some say in the future of our home country.
Love & Kisses, Viki.