The old plantation mentality, exactly what those in the manor house want you to maintain.
* Ignore reality; vote for whomever you believe is the lesser of two evils.
Maintain current reality trends; put the Democrats in now, the Republicans later. Either way the plutocracy of the corporations and the super rich win at your expense.
* Accept-understand reality, let your voice be heard; vote for a third party.
All social change for the betterment of ordinary Americans originated as a lonely cry in the wilderness. Maybe third parties don’t win elections. But they do profess alternative ideas and policies. There continues the hope of the will, despite what we know, amongst more and more of us, that the concept of social progress and social justice may again in the future be adopted by one of the dominate political parties. Let your voice be heard. Only the mass of potential votes will sway a major political party to consider weaning itself from corrupting practice of reliance on the moneyed influence of private wealth and corporate America.
So, you decide: Republican, Democrat, or Other.
P.S. The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. In order for somebody to win an important major fight…a lot of other people have got to be willing -- for the sheer fun and joy of it -- to go right ahead and fight, knowing you're going to lose. You mustn't feel like a martyr. You've got to enjoy it.
Swans Commentary, Joel S. Hirschhorn quoting I.F. Stone - June 16, 2008
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
The Uncle Buck Party, consisting of D.C. politicians and their lobbyists, in conjunction with corporate America has captured Uncle Sam and is now legally torturing him in a secret prison. He’s not dead yet but the future doesn’t look good for us. Let’s change it!
www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/11/07/5087/ The italic emphasis is mine.
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