No big surprise…

In the tradition of past elections, the democratic establishment has force fed the anointed one to the masses  believing that this time  the results were going to be different than in the past.  Someone once said that if you continue doing the same thing, you are going to get the same result.  Is there any reason to believe that this is going to be any different? 

I met most of the Democratic candidates.  They all seemed to have a strong compelling message.  Yet the status quo was preferable to the democratic establishment over progress.  In Spanish there is a phrase, “es mejor lo malo por conocer que lo bueno por no conocer.”  In English it is called the status quo. Why do we have colonias in South Texas that compete with the favelas in Brazil?  When you ask Latinos in South Texas, “why don’t you vote?” the typical response is ‘porque no cambia nada”.  Think about it.  South Texas veterans have been clamoring for a VA hospital in the Valley.  Lo que es triste is that the people who are responsible for providing the veterans are running for reelection.  If those who say “no cambia nada” only knew how powerful their vote could be, maybe they would come out and vote.

We heard over and over again regarding qualifications a candidate for public office.  Yet in the hunger to win a statewide office, qualifications did not matter any more.  The urgency was now to have someone in the ticket to bring out the Hispanic vote.  Are we Latinos that gullible? 

I have been scheduling Felix to attend various endorsement screenings even though we both knew that only the anointed would receive endorsement. Hypocritial yet typical stereotypical behavior of the status quo. If we must face an uncertain future then let’s face it with some familiarity. There’s a saying that goes…keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. We need to be vigilant as the status quo continues to feed on the working poor to maintain their power structure.

Published in: on December 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Interesting census data today.
    Whites still living basically in neighborhoods that are 79% white.
    Hispanic neighborhoods are far less segregated,
    This probably means that these communities dont really know what the other is about and…. whites as the dominant group with the bucks too, arent interested in building a vibrant diverse nation.
    Well, yeah Arizona anyone?


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