Just in case you missed it, which you may well have if you relied on the mainstream media to keep you posted [you see, according to media executive banter “local politics” is simply not newsworthy, and the media will never be able to educate the people], California’s Congressional District 33, one of the world’s most influential districts, participated in a primary election. At least that is what they called it. And that’s the kind of sentence you get when this writer is pressed for time.
At any rate, they called it a “Top-Two” primary election in which, according to the League of Women Voters, California voters were expected to choose among all candidates for state and congressional elective offices, regardless of party preference. The two candidates in each race who won the most votes would advance to the November 2014 general election, “regardless of party preference, and even if one of them received a majority of the votes for that office”.
Fine. But now some say the “Top Two” primary system is responsible for California’s epic low voter turnout this past June 3rd. Seems to me though that one obvious reason for this disinterest is apathy on the part of those who think the system is rigged, in conjunction with the mainstream media’s abdication of any responsibility to let the public know what’s going on in the real world, and of course the rude fact that most folks didn’t even know about the election in the first place… which is just what Big Brother, the red and blue political machine aka the purple gang, appear to be wanting anyhow.
At any rate, the big prize purportedly up for grabs in this past June’s primary was Los Angeles County’s fiendishly gerrymandered and Democratically locked District 33, the thriving gateway for the world’s fourth busiest harbor, and home to one of the largest international airports, top universities, businesses, oil refineries, and military and information contractors.
District 33 happens to be nicely nestled around the Santa Monica Bay in an awkward kind of gerrymandered fashion, and contains inhabitants who exist in a sort of a politically anesthetized denial within the surreal surroundings of a metropolis [Los Angeles] that contains more homeless people than any other American city [over 250,000].
District 33 also has the nation’s worst traffic. It is also the richest and most influential district within the State of California, a state that just happens to have the highest poverty rate in the nation. And it would be kind of unpatriotic to have reported it any other way.