The Enemy of the Good (eideteker) wrote,
The Enemy of the Good
eideteker

VOTE!

If you're in a non-battleground state, get out there and vote for a third party candidate. If you're considering staying home rather than participating in our democracy, VOTE FOR A THIRD PARTY. In most presidential elections, less than 50% of eligible Americans vote. If the other 50% got off their asses and voted for a 3rd-party candidate, it would send a clear message to the current political machine that their days are numbered. Show them that "liberal" and "conservative" are two points on a plane, not a line. Show them that we will not accept their bullshit "US vs. them" mentality.

You know and I know that the religious fundamentalists in this country are always going to get out there and vote. Doing what they're told, especially if it means controlling what others can and can't do is what gets them off.

And if you don't like anybody who's on the ballot, remember, you always have the option to write in someone. It doesn't matter who. What matters is when the returns are in that it's 45/35, with 20% voting "other". We need election reform, and we need to reshape the debate in this country. And that means getting away from the petty bullshit schoolyard stuff that comes with an "us vs. them" system. No flag pin debates, no "you don't love America" nonsense. Because while one party is talking about inane shit like that, the others will be debating about the economy, and jobs, and things that matter and can have a real effect on this country's future. And won't the flag pin jerks look like idiots then?

Get out there and vote. And if you don't like the puppet on the left hand or the puppet on the right hand, VOTE ANYWAY. A mandate for "Mickey Mouse" is a mandate for change from the two-party machine, not within its well-defined architecture. That is the change we have been taught to accept. The change that the current power structure allows us, and deems acceptable. I say we scare them just a little bit shitless.

And if that fails: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
-- Thomas Jefferson
There's a revolution calling you.
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