"Good Morning This Afternoon"
As the election madness will soon be at your doorstep, tv, smart device (This does not include blackberry’s, they aren’t very smart if you really think about it)… Don’t be an idiot.
As we are often pushed to vote for candidates with the mantras “Vote or die”, “Change we can believe”, “hate this candidate because they don’t ride a horse and wear a cowboy hat”, it is easy to get swept up in a Katrina like flood that often leaves us with good news coverage, but no fixes. There will be people shouting from the promise land things like: “People like Dr. Martin Luther Da King, died for your right to vote” or “I walked 10 miles in 10 feet of snow through a Klu Klux Klan rally in Alabama to cast my 1st vote (10 feet of snow in Alabama?)”. The truth is people died for your right to take part in making your life & community better through the political process. They died for you so with great care, are able to make informed decisions about who is going to represent you, not just pick the lesser of 2 evils. In a country where you can get high on a thousand prescription drugs, die at age 90 with an erection that can still be viewed at your wake, and enjoy 3,000 reality shows on 300 channels, it is incredibly sad we still call settling for the lesser of 2 evils a vote. What about the best of 2 great options? We have become lazy in thought action and deed. We listen to speeches and don’t listen to our hearts. We enjoy the mind numbing effects of spirited empty mantras, rather then depending on our heads to research, conclude & act. We vote based on the political parties of our mother’s and father’s rather than voting on parties that serve our time on this planet best.
Not voting because you are simply lazy or disinterested in the process is bad. On the other hand, voting just to vote and then using emotional phrases such as, my ancestors died for my right to vote is the illusion of an idiot. Check dis, some of our ancestors simply died of old age, and the one’s that died in order to make our lives better are “turning over on the stars” because they want you to use this gift, privilege and hard earned sacrifice intelligently. Demand more from your candidates. Ask the hard questions and challenge all dogma and political magicians. Just because your party, your candidate or representative got your vote yesterday, doesn’t mean they deserve your vote today. Hold this right close to your heart and use your mind to elevate it back to the height in which it was intended.
Just My Thoughts,
Ignore grammatical the errors in this and feel its intention.