Saturday, September 19, 2020

Voters Are Dumb

There’s a bizarre and absurd story of a transsexual, libertarian* anarchist and High Priestess of the Reformed Satanic Church – Aria DiMezzo (left), who refers to herself as a "She-Male" – who won the GOP nomination for county sheriff in the United States. In a corner of southwestern New Hampshire called Cheshire County and which the 2010 census says has a population of 77,117. 

[*DiMezzo took pains to assert that “she is definitely not a socially progress(ive) libertarian hijacking the Republican Party” – this statement is from her blog post dated June 13, 2020]. 

Know also that her campaign motto was "F*** the Police". Though she ran unopposed on the ballot – according to Fox News – she anticipated that she would lose to a write-in candidate. Instead, 4,211 voters filled in the bubble next to her name, making her the official Republican candidate for county sheriff. 

DiMezzo is clear about why she ran – to show how "clueless the average voter is" and to prove that "the system is utterly and hopelessly broken" – stances that her win only serves to reinforce. 

In a brutally honest blog post (“aria4sheriff.com”) published on September 11, 2020, DiMezzo explained how she had never tried to hide who she is and that anyone could have looked her up to see what she is about, in addition to pointing out that those who are angry with her have no one to blame but themselves. In fact, she wrote: 

“…I went into it expecting that I would lose the primary to a write-in candidate, because I didn’t think that so many voters were just… completely and totally oblivious about who they are voting for. Because the fact is that you didn’t bother. You trusted the system. You trusted the establishment. You trusted the party. You felt safe. You were sure that there must be some mechanisms in place to prevent from occurring exactly what just occurred…”. 

DiMezzo was on the button. The votes she collected showed “a level of recklessness of which any decent human being should be ashamed”. 

Regardless of how you feel about her, her message, or her methods, she's absolutely right about one thing – voters too often go to the polls woefully uninformed, especially when it comes to local politics. Local elected officials are the ones who generally have the most direct impact on our daily lives, and it's our responsibility as citizens to learn about the people running for these positions. 

DiMezzo didn’t lie when she said her stance wasn't a secret. Six days before the election, she posted a horribly offensive meme about the police on her Twitter account, reminding people to vote for her. 

Interestingly, people did. Here's the breakdown of votes by town in the county: 



This sharing from DiMezzo plainly illustrates that voters – and I'm not just referring to American voters – don’t always exercise their votes correctly. Worse, they don’t care enough to care.

Anyway, she’s still hoping she gets to be “Sheriff”, LOL!

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