Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I will vote for Obama, because he's not the GOP.
Let us not forget that a plutocratic bipartisan system is not reflective of a direct democracy, a true democracy.

Giles makes really great points about civic engagement in his post, and what seems to be the urgency behind the "Messiah Myth" , to which many of our communities fall victim. Eventually, this disempowers loads of folks to forget about the power of collective action and group agency. Whoever you end up voting for, whatever marketing campaign each candidate employed --- irrelevant; with the millions of first time voters, and the other million who will actually show up at the polls, this is a monumental historical point showing the engagement of people who may have otherwise been apathetic to U.S. political processes.

Off to get on that line now. I'mma bring a book just in case.

alas, let me end it with humor:
1) http://thisfuckingelection.com/

and 2)

1 comment:

  1. Here, here!

    I'm hoping the Green party gets at least 5% of the vote, so they'll be eligible for public funding and such after this election.