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You Would Sooner Elect the Devil

Updated on March 11, 2020
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Taking part in politics as a sport, when not holding or seeking to hold office, is pitiable and regressive.

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It continues to be baffling to me that so many people succumb to the common pitfalls of the American system of "Democracy" and its subsequent production of hatred and discrimination. Yet, as time moves ever-onward and technology continues to connect us closer and closer on the physical level, we are only seeing an increase in the toxic cycle that is "American Politics". I'd like to focus on the most disturbing aspect I have noticed; I want to focus on the seemingly illogical mentality that it is better to choose who is most likely to win against the current president, rather than the candidate with the best track record, stance, and plans for America.

Ridiculous Arguments

Whenever I see people arguing politics, people who work 9-5 jobs and are ruining their bodies just to put food on the table and afford their six different insurance policies, I can't help but to wonder what the point is. Hating each other, verbally attacking each other both virtually and in real life, sometimes even coming to a point where violence against one another occurs. For what gosh darn reason you silly billys?

I know not everyone is like this, but we aren't discussing the outliers who have no toxic effect on society, we are discussing those who'd go out of their way to figuratively or literally smack you in the face with their beliefs. On one side you have the Trumpers who'd sooner let Trump call them imbeciles, and sometimes he does, than go against a single thing he says. On another side you have the hardcore progressives who'd rather see the Devil himself in office than have Trump for a single second longer. Then you have the radicals who want both sides to start a revolutionary war to determine a winner, all the while they take part in the "boogalo" to let out some angst.

Most of the arguments I see online are best described as absolutely ridiculous. No one on these mentioned sides are considering the well-being of the economy, general welfare, basic human rights, and an overall standard for classiness that used to be at the forefront of American politics. From my perspective I see people who want the next Hitler, the continued reign of the "dotard-in-chief", a socialist who can barely get up a flight of stairs, and maybe a man who continuously sniffs and inappropriately touches individuals of all ages.

I would sooner put politicians in the gladiator ring for elections by combat than give them my vote. See how many incompetent, billionaire politicians sign up to be President then....

— Kyler J. Falk

What Are You Thinking?!

In observing all this behavior both online and in real-life, I am left with the more-than-reasonable reaction of "What are you thinking?!" and I would legitimately like a logical, hate-free response to that question. Would it not be better to sit yourself on the sidelines and force the politicians to fight each other, rather than let them create and coast upon our hatred toward one another?

What does anyone in America gain from electing men (or women) who'd sooner see you eat each other alive than actually address their own, and America's pressing issues? Personally, I liked Andrew Yang, wouldn't vote for him because you can't trust a politician or businessman as far as you could throw them, but he ran on practical ideas rather than vague idealism. Is it just that people want the individual who can cause the most damage to the opposite side of the political spectrum?

Ugh, it all disgusts me and this is why I try to avoid ever discussing the "democratic" system of performative cruelty and discrimination.

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Make America Worth Following Again

America has always touted itself as the land of the free, home of the brave, leader in human rights, and all that other fluffy, lofty, great stuff. There was a time where our president's visage was not dominating the news in foreign countries for comedic reasons, and other countries actually sought out our presence and input for big events. But now, now all I see and hear about is the next silly, resentful, sadistic thing our politicians have done or said to each other. I'm tired of being laughed at by the entire world, aren't you?

It is time to abstain from the rigged, ridiculous system in America and make the politicians fight each other rather than us fighting one another. For too long our democracy has been dictated by millionaires and billionaires around the world, rather than the American people. At the very least, stop attacking your undeserving neighbor because they like one senile old man, over the senile old man you chose.

The system can change, it can evolve, it always has and always does. The important part is changing it in your favor, the favor of those of us who see this once glorious country worth following anywhere remain on its feet. Stop attacking the people who could help you see the change you wish to manifest become a reality, and take your plan for change to where it will count for something.

Contact your representatives today! Make America worth following again.

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    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      2 weeks ago from UpstateWestern,New York

      I may just be a tiny bit biased, Kyle.....but he is an incredibly awesome man!! It would be so nice if you ever run into him.. BTW, he's just as gentle as he is B I G! LOL

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Your son is absolutely shredded, but I don't think I've ever had the pleasure of running into him and this is the first time I have ever heard of Inspire Fitness. Now I'll be able to recognize him if I ever see him, though!

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      2 weeks ago from UpstateWestern,New York

      Well, Kyler,I don't know....I know my son & his wife golf a bit & you may have had an opportunity to see him or pass him by....He is V.P of International Sales~ "INSPIRE FITNESS" He works both in the office in Corona and out of his home office...does a lot of traveling too!

      Here's a video of him, presenting a unit of their equipment.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE__5vpkeW0

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Good to see you in my comments section, Paula, and thank you for your extremely generous compliments. Nearly every time I read about politics, or write about them for that matter, I get a sinking feeling in my gut combined with a confused sadness and anger clouding my thoughts. It'll change one way or another, I just hope change comes in the form of transparency and unity rather than forced adherence from authority.

      Tustin is a beautiful little city with a lot of nice little places to hang out, I've golfed out there twice before when I still lived more Southwest of here down in Coto De Caza. Would I have had the chance to have ran into your son while he is working and just not know it?

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      2 weeks ago from UpstateWestern,New York

      Kyler, Let me once again, compliment you on your exceptional writing style.It's a pleasure to read the work of such a talented wordsmith..

      I confess, I have lost my interest & enthusiasm toward the current political atmosphere. I've reached my saturation point & truly had to have a little chat with Paula, & give permission to take a much-needed break from all of it. I imagine I'll get back into participating when I can be less emotional & much more practical.

      I found myself nodding in agreement throughout this article, mostly because your opinions have validated my own. (I'd begun to feel so alone..)

      I have never been so eager for the final chapter. November cannot arrive soon enough to please me.

      On a personal note.....my eldest son lives very near you in California~~"Tustin". In fact, his business headquarters is in Corona.

      Small......small world. Peace, Paula

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you, John, I try very hard to remain impartial, or at least fair, as it concerns politics.

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      John Hansen 

      2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      I enjoyed reading your opinions in this article, Kyler, and also the comments were very interesting. I support your stand and your viewpoint even though I am outside the USA. I have never met a politician I trusted. Even if they have personal morals and think they can make the country better for all the party system soon drags them into line. Well done.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Feel free to say what you please, so long as it isn't meant to harass or attack anyone, I support the expression of all opinions regardless of context. If it is about politics, it is more than relevant here by my standard.

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      DreamerMeg 

      2 weeks ago from Northern Ireland

      I have a lot to say about politics, very little of it good. But as I do not live in the USA, I will not comment on your politics.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      My next article that I post will be right up your alley, Mark, so stay tuned! Socialism doesn't scare me, however, and I would like to expand upon that. What scares me is how socialism is enacted and carried out, and the subsequent historic and ongoing examples we have to prove that socialism is often not in the best interest of those it openly claims to favor. Behind the veil of pretty promises that socialism offers is always someone ready to subjugate the underprivileged and profit off of their hard work, all the while being unwilling to offer crumbs from their own bountiful harvest.

      I like to point to the example of "group policies" as they concern insurance. These policies are being adopted and implemented all throughout the United States and being presented as being in underprivileged Americans' best interests, when in reality it is just a way to avoid writing new legislation to prevent pharmaceutical companies from setting their own prices like most other western countries have already done. This isn't the only example of what scares me, I could go on and on, but I think it will suffice.

      I keep my eyes to legislation, rather than the inevitable politicking that legislation creates and the inevitable fear it instills. Hit 'em where it hurts, go after the legislators.

    • Mark O Richardson profile image

      Mark Richardson 

      2 weeks ago from Utah

      Kyler, I especially like and agree with your first comment. The media constantly attacking Trump makes me think about how many attack religions or things that they do not understand without really knowing the truth about them. The media typically does not acknowledge any good that Trump does, such as with illegal immigration. One other thing...socialism scares the crap out of me.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Joe, and anyone who associates with him, scares me deeply.

      Thank you for your compliment as well, and stay tuned for my next article. My next article was inspired by our ongoing interactions, and I really tried to do the topic of "religion" justice. Forewarning, however, the bad parts do not apply to you as far as I know so don't think I am speaking of you or any of our shared acquaintances.

      I wouldn't classify myself as classy either, more on the upscale pseudo-classless culture-bereft bohemian level, hahahaha!

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      kyler this is good. Keep on trucking.

      I have a doctorate and I am not classy. My neighbors are but they vote for Trump. Ones a plumber and the other a Black retiree. I just know things are real good right now.

      Imagine trying to cross cultures but make mistakes on where you are? Joe is an issue.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      That's the beauty of democracy isn't it? I don't have to choose. Let's pretend that this is like North Korea or any other dictatorship and I do have to choose though. Who would I choose? I'd vote for another four years of Trump, he doesn't seem to be doing any worse than any previous president and the only real issue I have with him is his willingness to be petty with his presentation of information.

      If things were going my way, like I quoted in the article, then men who sought to lead us would also be willing to die for us and what they believe in. Much like our boys on the battlefields are doing every day. I would want them tossed in a ring after we vote for who the main candidates are and then I would want them to fight for the election. Of course, prerequisites would need to be taken into account because we don't want vulgar brutes with no brains leading us, and I wouldn't really want anyone to fight to the death, but I would want them to prove through physical suffering that they deserve the nomination and are willing to fight for their beliefs.

      Then again I'm being flippant, I just want politicians to prove to me they are willing to suffer more rather than coming to my poor self asking for my donations to their already plentiful coffers.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 weeks ago from now on

      I have to agree with much of what you say but the bottom line is you have to choose.

      It’s either Trump who is making America great again or the globalists who think America isn’t great, America is the problem.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      I don't disagree that here at home the media, and others, would be trying to rip him to shreds every little chance they could get even if he presented that "knight in shining armor/soap and water" persona. What I do disagree with is how often he goes against that persona and the manner in which he does so. Pettiness is a terrible trait in a president, especially the POTUS, and I more often find myself stomping out the meager flames of petty individuals than I fan them in my daily life.

      If I can't hold my POTUS to a higher standard than I'd hold anyone I can directly interact with, then I have no choice but to question whether or not this behavior is in fact appropriate. More often than not he is perturbing others in the game of power, and in looking at the demeanor of those around him I worry. It can't be questioned that there is cause for worry, because as the media focuses on touting or destroying his reputation we lose out on understanding.

      I want that understanding that is going unfounded, and if Trump can give me that transparency that is missing then he will have my support. As of now, however, I feel lost as to the true direction he is steering us much like I have been since the first time I ever decided to dabble in politics, only now my confusion is worse due to all the petty behavior.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 weeks ago from now on

      I read and amen to what you wrote. But to lump Trump in with the likes of the Democrats is a bridge too far.

      That is really the bottom line. I can put up with all kinds of pretension or demeanor from someone who backs up what he says and obviously loves this country when compared to conniving globalists who would like nothing else but to turn America into a second rate country and care only about getting power.

      In a perfect world we all wish our president could be the white knight without any blemish but that doesn’t exist and if he did the media and the left would portray him as the black knight.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      The media treats every politician like trash, but I will recognize that Trump is given the short end of the stick as far as the current social climate making constant harassment an acceptable practice. Everyone deserves fair and balanced representation in the media, and the media is failing everyone in that aspect.

      I have listened to quite a few of his speeches as well, I'm not impressed and I often find his demeanor to be pretentious and unnecessarily flippant. He also says some pretty off the wall stuff that would be better left unsaid, if not for his reputation then the reputation of America. When he does bring the point home, ignoring the rest, he does inspire a lot of patriotism and love for my country.

      His track record does seem to show that he is fulfilling promises, and I can even respect that he tried to meet with North Korea on the proverbial middle grounds, but I wish he did that more so with the Russians. I want America and Russia to tame the sleeping tiger that is China, together. Then again, he would've been hammered even further with collusion allegations that could've been false or true. Very murky puddle.

      As for the other candidates, I'm sure you read what I said in the article and can see where I hold them. If you didn't read, then just know I hold them at a lower value than Trump.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 weeks ago from now on

      Kyler, And who is going to give his side on issues - do you understand how the media treats him and lies about everything and anything related to him and his policies?

      I don’t care for his personality but I care much less for the despicable media and all his deceitful lying opposition.

      This is the first President I’ve ever seen who delivers on specific promises he made to get elected immediately. And his speeches reveal the real man that he is. He isn’t even a conservative and he makes so called conservatives look like charlatans by the policies he has enacted which they say they support but never did anything about, just talk.

      Have you bothered to listen to any of his speeches? If they don’t make you proud of America and that the man delivering the speeches is President there is something wrong with you!

      The final thing is look at what the alternative to him was and now is. The best candidate the Democratic Party could muster to go against him was Hiliary and now Biden, both criminals by any sane observer! Or well, a communist, Bernie, who isn’t even a Democrat and will never be given the nomination!

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      My condolences to you for having to watch our "political processes" and all those involve. I suppose I take it so personally because I once wanted to be a politician, then I realized I'm not of the same "class and culture" as those most commonly found in politics. If it weren't for the constant hatred bleeding into daily life from others, I would never seek to take part the way things are now.

      Thanks for reading!

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      Raymond Philippe 

      2 weeks ago from The Netherlands

      Although the american elections do not directly affect me, they do dominate the european media too. I must honestly say that the toxic political climate in the US and the UK (Brexit) has led me to stop actively following the news. I can imagine your frustration with the way politician are played out.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      2 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      I just wish he would be a bit more classy, brush things off more and respond less. Hard to look up to him and hold him in high regard when he hits Twitter for every minor, or major slight against him.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 weeks ago from now on

      The Democrats want to take America from

      the land of the free and the home of the brave

      to

      the land of freebies and the home of the knave!

      Will never happen on Trump’s watch!

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