Friday, September 17, 2010

Voting Is Not Enough

Americans are assured that their civic duty consists of voting every four years. Super Americans vote every two years.

Some Americans have noticed that voting doesn't seem to make a difference. They have become radicalized, American version.

These are the Americans who scream "Voting isn't enough. We need to get into the streets!"

Then they apply for a permit, assemble on a weekend and walk along the approved streets holding signs.

Or they write letters to their congressmen, or sign online petitions, or boycott certain corporate products.

Many of these Americans are for peace, against environmental destruction, for government working for the good of the citizens.

So what happens when some citizens realize that the corporate-bought parties, the Democrats and Republicans, will NEVER go against their bosses, no matter how many people sign petitions? When these people organize themselves into a non-corporate party, and jump through the corporate parties's hoops, and run candidates for public office? Candidates that have other jobs, along with family responsibilities, and are trying to run for office in their "spare time"?

They are sneered at by the bystanders as "non-viable".

Apparently, some of the politically aware Americans, who actually pay attention to what is going on, and are alarmed enough to resist it, still are unable to bring themselves to vote for a Green, instead of a Dem or Repub.

They prefer to support the candidate who can win, (because that candidate has been bought by corporate money), and then beseech them not to do the job they were paid to do, which is to further enrich their bosses.

This is like standing outside of a prison with signs demanding that the prison guards release the prisoners. They aren't going to do that, they're paid to keep them in. So why would you write letters, or march in the streets to ask corporate paid politicians to legislate for the people, instead of their bosses?

I think that this is insane. But that is why I'm a Green.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, just a stupid game for gullible people. Go for a walk in the woods and admire nature - before human greed and overpopulation of same make it unfit for life.

Easily satisfied with little yet?

Anonymous said...

I am a Green too!

Thanks Wagelaborer.