To: Our Governing Elite
From: The Unwashed Masses
Re: Boaty McBoatface and Trump
The Boaty vote doesn't prove that we the unwashed masses can't be trusted with democracy, it proves we can't be trusted with mock democracy, like American presidential elections.
Let's get this out in the open: You merely pretend to represent us.
You do not represent the uninsured or even the insured; you represent the insurance companies. That is why we have Obamacare instead of universal health care like they have in civilized countries.
You do not represent workers; you represent the corporations. That's why we have free-for-all trade agreements and the outsourcing and offshoring of jobs.
You do not represent victims of the Great Financial Breakdown of 2008; you represent the bankers who brought it to us. That's why banks were bailed out instead of the people screwed over by them.
You do not represent the rural population; you represent WalMart. That's why so many small towns in America have turned into ghost towns.
In short, you represent the 1%. We know that, you know that.
So once in a while we act up and elect pro wrestlers, movie stars, or nutballs. We're just having fun at your expense and refusing to take the thing seriously.
Granted, sometimes it really does have bad consequences. We know you're wetting your pants at the thought of a Trump presidency.
We're enjoying that.
But don't worry. We'll end up voting for Hilary.