Still, all the political craziness yields some win as well: Best flashmob ever
. I heard about it on the radio last Friday already, and at the weekend there was a barbecue with my brother, dad and his wife, so I pulled out my netbook and showed them the youtube clip. OMG we laughed tears! I think this pretty much is a perfect illustration for why I'm always feeling completely alienated by clips showing US election campaigns, be it in the news or on my flist, because just the thought alone of a group shouting "Yeah!" after every sentence of a politician's speech is so ludicrous and crazy that it can be only meant as irony. Consequently, I don't know if anyone will get just how funny this is, but it still has me giggling helplessly whenever I rewatch it.
I'm really not looking forward to the election results though - I'm not too fond of our current grand coalition (black-red - CDU/CSU and SPD), and so far the polls show either black-yellow (CDU/CSU & FDP) or red-red-green (SPD & Left Party & Greens) as other options. The latter is completely hypothetical, though, as none of the democratic parties will enter into a coalition with the Left Party, and the other two possibilities are completely hypothetical as well: the so-called "Jamaica" coalition of black-yellow-green or the "traffic light" coalition of red-yellow-green, which all the parties have already ruled out.
That leaves either black-yellow or black-red as only likely results, of which the former is my utter horror vision, as that would mean a ruling coalition of the two conservative parties, of which I loathe the FDP even more than the CDU, I think, as their program is entirely in favor of that which causes the global economic crisis - if left to their own devices, they'd like it only too well to turn this into a free market economy. *shudders* The Left Party, on the other hand, is so completely naive - or blind - in their demands to leave Afghanistan immediately and completely get rid of our army that I can only bash my head against a wall whenever I see their party chairman.
Then, as newcomers, we now also have the Pirates, which I cannot ever see myself voting for, because elections are too important to me to squander my vote on a party which has only one point on their agenda, no matter how much I might agree with their stance on that point. Also, the sheer political naivety they show in giving an interview to an extreme-right paper and accepting a member of parliament into their party who is suspected of owning child pornography...
As usual, my vote will go to the Greens, although I know that realistically, there is no chance of them being part of a governing coalition. Still, a strong opposition is better than nothing, and apart from my first election at 16, I've always given my vote to them, as despite all problems, theirs is still the only party program I can identify with.
It's nice to be able to rant about politics when there are only about two people on my flist who will even get what I'm talking about. *g* But I really really don't want black-yellow, and I hate what the current polls show. *sigh*
Only four days left until the elections - to which Al Qaeda is looking forward as much as I am, which is why we now have policemen with machineguns patrolling airports and some train stations. Fun. :/