Thursday, October 04, 2007
Congratulations Progress Party!
After another system triumph, the murky feeling of another army of robots ready to get sworn in, to perpetuate FBK's stranglehold on SG and the Greek agenda, still makes me nauseous, still saddens me well into my alumni years. How democratic is it for a party to win 44 out of 47 seats? Any country in the world where that happens and people would cry dictatorship! It's just un-natural for any single group to have that kind of popularity. But it's not about popularity, it's about big money and block voting. Mindless, brainwashed up-and-comers hoping to get that FBK lapel, it's about mobster-in-the-making smoking their Pedro Allende rolled cigars, and cultural Judases boasting over the thirty pieces of silver the machine underpaid for its minorities - naturally..who pays minorities anything but dirt in America?
One seat...Progress '05 / Voice '05...one seat...Student Alliance '03 in the face of an Ignite sweep! One seat is resistance, one seat is resolve, one single seat means they have to work, even if they have more of everything, they still lack the one universal ingredient that only GDI's possess -- that's HEART! Break down however you wish, but HEART, keeps the good guys fighting despite hardly ever (1:10-15yrs) getting rewarded by victory. For Accesss to have won it meant many Progresses and Voices and, Student Alliances to earn less votes in elections past.
Tommy Jardon returned to the fold, that's a victory. One can only hope he will serve an architect of a spring party, one can only hope he may in fact run for Student Body President. Many new names are coming into their own...I hope to see more of Frank Bracco and Sam and the others. I hope to see Will Foster remain in a spring Progress fold, but I also would like to see more women emerge from the Independent movment, more cultural minorities. Let Gator, Swamp, the OYB Party, the Gator Stomp Party w/e new name they use to rally school spirit in a cheap way to get elected, let them get drunk with power and smoke their lungs away.
Even with a tasering that made worldwide news, that put UF in shame, even that they can strategically downplay. They are gifted in staying in power, they've been doing so at UF for decades...this has been going on longer than many of us are alive, even before our parents, and some even grandparents! The Machine takes a Ryan Moseley, (remember that classic NINA quote), and then throws him away.