I vote third party whenever I can, and endure the disapproval of my liberal friends (and my own fear) because at this point in history, the usual result of my third party voting is the victory of those blankity-blank so-and-so's the Republicans. But the Democrats, no matter how much easier it is to take their public talk, are not walking the walk. It takes courage and perseverance to have to over and over rub the Republican noses in their monarchical approach to government. They are big bullies, and even the little nobodies in every community who call themselves Republicans even though they themselves don't have a pot to piss in (i.e. the last people in the country that the Republican party represents) will call you names and swear and threaten and just plain outshout anyone who doesn't agree with them. And this should not be enough to stop the Democrats from performing their duty to their country of CALLING THE REPUBLICANS ON THEIR UNCONSTITUTIONAL BEHAVIOR.
No, they all completely suck, and neither party deserves any respect, but NOT VOTING is NOT THE ANSWER.
Buy nothing. Spend nothing that you don't have to. Secede from the United States of Consumerism, and make them irrelevant. We should cut them loose like they are no longer in charge of things. We, the REAL people, of the United States of America, should be going around the so-called government and talking to EACH OTHER. Not being angry with each other over the disputes that a bunch of ivy-league legacy frat boys have with one another. We're acting like a bunch of TOOLS every time we get mad at another ordinary American about their political views.
I do have a friend who feels discouraged as I do and even asked me "what should we be doing?"
My impulse is toward "general strike". Just to drop what I'm doing until things get straightened out. I did remind her about the revolution in the Phillipines and told her how the people banged pans at 8:00 pm every night to make a showing that all could see and be emboldened by the strength of the increasing numbers to join in.
You can join in too, right now. End the stranglehold that corporate America has on our politicians and our media...SHUT 'EM DOWN. General Strike 9/11-15th 2008
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