In a contest between Romney and Obama, the country loses. Both posers are interested in selling their image and putting a lid on things. Romney because it sounds like the only thing he would say, and Obama because it's what he wishes he could do. That is to say Obama can do the first thing and Romney can do the second, neither of which is particularly good for America at this moment in history. So I think today that I'm going to follow Taleb and cast a vote for Ron Paul, the nutcase crackpot. Why? Because only a nutcase crackpot like Paul (being very specific) has the nerve to base his entire campaign on a few salient facts and properly directed wishful thoughts.
Let me take a tangent and speak about videogames.
In Skyrim and all the other best crafted RPGs, you spend a long time wandering around taking odd jobs and dodging authority until you get enough skill to take on more and more powerful characters. At some point, you don't decide which boss you want to support, you decide which boss you want to kill. When you become adequately powerful, even the swarms of police and guards are too weak to contain you. In any case, what you never do is sit around studying positions and strategies and then cast your vote for a proxy who will change the world for you.
You can only see the world by killing the obstacles in your path one by one.
Once you've done that and only once you have done that can you understand the world you have changed through your actions. As I apply this to democratic politics in the context of our bourgeois elections and campaigns aimed at the rhetorical level of peasants, I realize that my symbol is just as good as my vote. Except I get to symbolify as much as I want, here on the blog. In other words, I've recognized the value of killing obstacles blocking my view of the world, and for me, 99% of them are financial. Therefore what I need to do is make every effort to kill financial obstacles. That means voting for Ron Paul because only Ron Paul will create the conditions under which the proper disaster will occur in the short term. Obama and Romney on the other hand will sustain a stasis field which will behave like Wile E. Coyote walking on air over a deeper and deeper ravine.
Since I'm in the 5% and in an industry that grows organically by objective improvements, my primary concern is that new money keeps flowing, and also that I can take advantage of chaos and failure. I cannot advocate chaos and failure because it is not in my nature to be a vulture.