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The Bedtime Story Behind Every Election

By on November 5th, 2012

No matter the outcome of the election tomorrow, one thing is clear: millions will proclaim the gleaming triumph of hope and millions will declare the end of the world.

This happens every election.

People fall for it, every single time. The story that politicians tell us is that there are sides, and only one side has the answers and the other side are villains and harbingers of destruction. They pit us against one another, claiming that my interests are not your interests. That they, your heroes and saviors, and only they, will represent your interests.

And people swallow the story whole, every time. Continue reading