So as to not get any reader’s alarm bells ringing, I need to clarify two things: First, I am mostly recovered from this illness. Second, my mental illness was a walk-in-the-park compared to what other people have had to deal with. But nonetheless, I have a mental illness.
I won’t get into a lot of details, but my mental illness started with puberty, and I carried it for the next 30 years. In all that time, I gave the world the impression that I was a well-balanced person. I was competent in the workplace. I was full of the good…
Four weeks ago, I announced my intention to run for the 47th President of the United States.
When elected, I am going to be a hands-off president. Other than a few campaign promises — like the Liberation of North Montana — I will let the cabinet secretaries make all the decisions.
Here are the cabinet positions:
This secretary will make all the calls of when, where, why, and how to make war with China. My only restriction is the supply of cellphones, TVs, and lawn gnomes has to keep moving into America. …
You all know who Neil Armstrong is, right? Now here’s the next question: Who was the second man to walk on the Moon? You probably know that answer too: Buzz Aldrin.
One more question: Who was third? Now some of you are going to drop out of the realm of correct answers. Twelve Americans walked on the moon — and very few Americans can name any of the 10 after Armstrong and Aldrin. These two names will live long in history. As for the Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 moon walkers; well, they are occupying brain cells of…
Three weeks ago, Medium broke the story of my announcement to become the 47th President of the United States in 2024.
Here is a listicle of why you should vote for me.
There will be no political deals being struck on the golf course on my watch. Nor can a lobbyist tickle my ego by letting me win.
Four million Canadians want their freedom from socialism. Last 30 presidents did nothing for these people. Instead, they send American troops into world wars and Asian wars. So much easier to invade Canada. Go figure.
I kind of feel sorry for the…
Not even one day went by before some Medium contributor went negative on me. Politics is so unbelievable, isn’t it?
I won’t mention the offender’s name lest my most ardent supporters assemble their fleet of black SUVs with tinted windows at the offender’s address at 5:00 a.m. in the morning for who knows what. Not that I approve of such things, but I’m just saying.
Here is what the offender said:
“Dave, you are Canadian. A Canadian cannot become President of the USA.”
This is my official announcement. Let Medium break the news to the world that a rank amateur is running for the world’s most powerful political position!
You see, for 24 years, I have been advocating for an alternative democracy. This includes 2.5 years on Medium, with 170 articles and 4,395 responses, most of which are dedicated to this alternative democracy. No one wants to consider my ideas. I am still an echo chamber of one.
So how should I fill up my echo chamber?
Well, two Medium contributors recently gave me some clues to my next step. I had talked…
For those observers on the outside of a political party, it seems party members have a fairly unified vision of how their society should be run — and are working to winning the hearts and minds of the voters for permission to enact that vision. So simple, right?
Imagine a mountain summit. The party leader is sitting on that summit.
This mountain is created by three ridges leading up to that summit. The ridges are full of party members. Many are trying to get to a higher place, which means towards the summit.
But any attempt to climb higher…
Thelma Delgers is African-American.
Thelma Delgers is female.
Thelma Delgers is 29 years old.
And Thelma Delgers has become the leader of USA’s newest democratic movement.
But Thelma has a past. How will this past haunt her and this new movement?
Welcome to Confessions of a Future Politician
If you want a story of average Americans building a new kind of democracy, Thelma’s story can also be your story.
This novel is a free read from the TDG website. (off-Medium link).
My hard work during the election campaign paid off. I was rewarded with a position on our local constituency board, along with 25 other active party members. There was a local internal election to vote me in. A fellow named Julian engineered this slate and its rubber stamp election.
Julian was the party candidate in the last election. Even though we lost the election, Julian was still involved in party affairs, hoping for a comeback. I spent a few days with Julian doing door-to-door canvassing. He was a very affable fellow. He handled these door visits very professionally, even with…
My father was a little lost when he retired. It took him a couple of years to find new life routines. He took up golf, a great sport for his perfectionist nature. He got a part-time job at a rural funeral home as an usher and driver; he looked good in a black suit and his demeanor fit the job. And he joined a social club of retired men at a local coffee shop. These men would spend an hour or two a day discussing politics and drinking coffee. …