I don’t know man, is that it? Are we (as in those that give a shit) going to let the political representatives assigned to us go full boar after Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while continuing the Military Empire? I mean, haven’t we been like, TOLD they’re (both parties) going to do it?
Phone rings: “Hello, we’re going to rob your house”. “OK, thanks for letting us know”.
Two months until the election and many on the left, progressive and liberal democrats and independents, are complaining about the prospect of voting for the lesser of two evils again. Many are indicating they will vote for a third party candidate or withhold their vote entirely. A lot of those same people are opining that now is the time to pressure our political candidates that don't represent us, when they want our vote. They will not be quiet just because it’s election season, there’s work to be done.
Well, what is it? Are we all separately sending e-mails to our assigned representatives that don’t represent us and nobody told me? Are there some organizations out there that are trying to use their votes to pressure the President by demanding he pledge to leave the social programs alone? Are there some “Just Don’t Vote” campaigns going on out there that we can join? Seems like we could do something like write an open letter to Obama with 1,000 progressive signatures telling him we won't vote for him unless he promises to leave the social programs alone and cut the military in half. Publicize it on Twitter and Facebook. Couldn't hurt. If people really aren't going to vote for Obama, or both dudes for that matter, why not use it while it's possible. If not, it's like taking your ball and going home, leaving everybody else going, WTF? .
A quick google search indicates nothing much at all. Alot of people with similar opinions regarding voting but nothing organized.
It seems the last major organization to “Just Not Vote” was in 2008,
Oh, those actors are smart ya know. You see what they did there, they used reverse psychology. Yep. What they're really saying is that if we care about terrorism, global warming, education, the war on drugs (WTF?), the economy, and Darfur, all we have to do is vote. Apparently it doesn't matter who we vote for, it's the voting thing that counts. I've never quite got a grip on that. What if more people vote for the wrong one? It's still all good because they voted right? Whatever. Anyway, that was in 2008, now it's 2012 and the damn Mayan calendar is coming to an end and Obama has saw Bush's ante and raised him $17 trillion and three countries.
I guess it’s too late, only two months to go. It’s almost all over but the crying. We’ll find out how many voted for who after November 7th. Then we’ll have elected another President and another Congress and Senate, who will proceed with the agenda of those that they really work for. Then we can try to pressure those that don’t represent us to do the right thing.
I don’t know how, but that’s the plan.