“Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” – Albert Einstein on Gandhi
The quote is a little heavy, but it is never a bad idea to remind ourselves of one purpose we have – to make the world a better place now and in the future. I’m not sure we are doing that. We have created classes and factions, strife and struggle with disagreements and greed. We have created pollution, cellular changes, illness, and the diminishing of various species on our planet. Don’t get me wrong though, it is not all grim. Many people have and do follow righteous paths such as Gandhi’s. Some philosophers believe that we are in a new dawning as people are becoming more aware of their own consciousness, thus making the world a better place by living in a higher state of mind and not contributing to factions or pollution.
However, I am still skeptical of our paths, especially when our world leaders are bickering over “lipstick.” The GOP has turned Barak Obama into a schoolyard bully. McCain is now the guy who defends and rescues everyone in the schoolyard (America), one female VP at a time. This is not what I would call “change.”
So here we are, back to square one. The country has created huge factions. They include Republicans and Democrats, women and men, feminists and independents, pit bulls and hockey moms, and now the vain and the meek. The very people we are considering to lead our country are fighting over “lipstick.”
Funny enough, lipstick is exactly what will outlast this campaign and the next presidency without any question. Lipstick is made up of 60% oil and wax, 25% pigment and alcohol and 1% fragrance. Where is the rest? Depending on the manufacturing process, the remaining percentage can be made up of antioxidants and preservatives to keep the lipstick from getting rancid. (www.enotes.com/how-products-encyclopedia/lipstick).
So if we compare lipstick to our Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, we can determine that there may not be enough antioxidants and/or preservatives among these four people to help us and our planet survive. McCain is 72, need I say more. Biden is a career politician and the most experienced, but no spring chicken. Obama would be the first black president and probably the most controversial. Last, Palin has absolutely no national or international experience.
Are we better off electing a tube of lipstick? Comments welcome!
In a country where I’m having a cup of coffee and eavesdropping on two police officers talk about how egregious Obama’s tax plan is because it will raise corporate taxes, I will no longer be shocked at the outcome of this election. Republicans have done such a splendid job of making middle class Americans believe that taxing rich people is BAD. Democrats are too busy being drunk or trying to figure out how many ways they can answer one simple question to reverse the trend. I think I’ll start drinking early today, in fact.