I wore my Kucinich for President shirt to class today as a reminder of the ideals that I'll continue to hold even though he's no longer in the race. The fight isn't over-- injustices are still happening every day and it is our responsibility to use Kucinich as a role model and take his courage and wisdom to the masses.
As to the, "What now?" question, I have to say that the answer is obvious. I'm not sure who I'll support for President now, if anyone. Well, I guess it won't be support, at least not whole-hearted support like I had for Mr. Kucinich, but I might vote for someone else. But I'm so ashamed of the whole process that I often feel that I shouldn't bother. The way corporations and our government have teamed up and redoubled their efforts to squash Dennis and any other voices of truth is sickening. What little hint of America's ideals were left is now gone.
But I want it back. I don't like being ashamed to call myself an American. I'm focusing all my efforts on helping a true Progressive get elected in my own state. I have little hopes left of having a decent President, but we can still make an impact on Congress and other government positions. Through websites like www.peacecandidates.com you can find men and women working to better our country. These men and women deserve our support-- whole-hearted support like what we all gave to Dennis Kucinich.
In the video I watched on Thursday where Dennis announced to The Plain Dealer that he was withdrawing from the race, he seemed sad. But Dennis isn't sad that he isn't going to be President. He's sad because he genuinely cares about our country, her people, and the people of the entire world. Dennis has a big heart-- he just wants to see things turned around... If someone else does it I think Dennis would be just as happy as if he were the one who did it. He isn't self-righteous, he just wants what's right to be done. Dennis would do a better job of that as President than anyone I know, but we have to take what we can get. We must move forward and stand up. We must not buckle under pressure or waver in the shadows of the billion dollar corporate/government lust. We are the people we've been waiting for and we absolutely must persevere. For our children and their children and all the people of the world, pick up your civil swords and let's take back our country!
Let's win a little piece of our country back one day at a time. It can be done-- we just must keep our eyes on the prize and never falter. The key: believe. Believe in yourself, believe in me, believe in us, and keep on struggling. If you can't think of any other reason to keep on fighting for what's right, then do it for Dennis!
Right now, I'm working on getting John Wages on the ballot in my district for the US House of Representatives in Mississippi. John Wages is a true Progressive in the vein of Kucinich and I want him in Congress so Dennis will have another ally! Get involved and let's make a difference. We already have done a great deal, but there's much more to be done. We can't quit now-- the fight has only just begun!