Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dont Vote, It Only Encourages Them.

Or so says Claire Wolfe in the excellent book "101 Things to do 'till the Revolution", pointing out, as a now dead, but once famous anarchist said "If voting could change the system, they would make it illegal."

Id also add that a very good piece of brain food, about the combination of freedom and democracy, is that in several very severe military style dictatorships, is that not only are their regular elections, but that participation in the voting process is compulsory.

Today, here, while I can see where Claire Wolf is coming from, after all, we voted for all those people who got us here in the first place, im not sure that is necessarily true, and the situation is not so dire, at least not yet, and i do think i would highly encourage y'all to get out and get your votes heard in direct response to the steps your representatives took in your name, in a sort of financial coup d'etat that took part earlier this month. (in the midst of many other developments) Please, vote out those people who voted to sell you out.

This is one of the few times you really can shape the policy of the country, directly, and it is obvious something must be done.

These are the areas we can make the largest difference, now.

As far as POTUS goes, which, lets face it, is what most people turn out to vote for, i have to say, we are pretty much screwed. And while I can understand why many of you will swallow your pride and vote for one of our two evils, to keep out the perception of another, i cannot so compromise myself. I have principles i support strongly, and both of these men stand in direct opposition to many of these principles, and neither will receive even the slightest amount of support from me. If you think i am only wasting my vote, that is fine, but at least i wont be compromising my integrity, and in this free for all take from the taxpayer era, that may soon be all i have left.

Columnist and South Carolina radio personality Jack Hunter, takes on the myth of the wasted vote in his latest piece for the Charleston City Paper.

I have many Republican friends who are disgusted that I'm voting third party this election year. They believe stopping Barack Obama from becoming president outweighs all else. Meanwhile, I have many Democrat friends who are equally disgusted; for them, seeing John McCain defeated is more important than who wins. They are all wasting their votes.Imagine a reckless teenager who constantly runs up his parents' credit cards, smashes the family car every Friday night, is failing in school, and has serious drinking and drug problems. Now imagine that no matter how reckless and dangerous that teenager became, his parents believed his behavior was worth tolerating simply because he was "their" kid. No reasonable person would consider this good parenting. And yet this is exactly how otherwise reasonable people vote.

Continue reading...

Keep thinking,
and whatever you do with your votes, Dont waste them.
We might not get very many more.

Well, not the kind that can change anything.

and please, dont think that a vote is enough, and dont just stand, with your back to the front

Tempus Fugit

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