you lost me at the part where you said that I seem to have "a black and white way of looking at things."
if that isn't the farthest thing from reality, then I don't know what is.
It would appear less that way if you didn't have a habit of pigeonholing some of us into neat categories which we don't necessarily fit into.
It's intriguing to me that you would be just as likely to vote for one as you would the other.
I never said that. Given two candidates who were in all other respects equal, I'd probably vote LP. But there are plenty of Green concepts I agree with. Community-based economies is high on that list. That I don't want a lot of government interference in how that's carried out doesn't mean I disagree with it.
Then again, I'm much more concerned with ideas than with ideologies. Kinda always have been.
I'm also intrigued that you think you can accurately gauge a person's level of honesty without ever meeting them face to face.
It often has to do with someone who's willing to say less than popular things because they're the right things to say.
Additionally, you were once proud of this system? And now you're not? What has changed?
The system was just as corrupt every other year that you proudly voted, only you weren't aware of it yet.
I don't think so. I think it's been getting worse. Hell, 20 years ago there was such a thing as bipartisanship. Corporate influence, while it existed, was not the only thing driving the bus.
So, if there was a communist dictator running, but he or she was very honest and qualified -- you'd vote for him or her? That's so silly.
Dictators, by their very nature, are neither honest, nor qualified. It's silly to suggest otherwise.
Last word is yours. I don't feel like running around in circles. And that's what we tend to do.