Election day, and I am still amongst the undecided
I'm on my way to run a few errands, and to vote. I still haven't decided who to vote for, but it won't be Kerry. I don't think I'll wind up voting for Bush, and I know I won't vote for Nader. I doubt I'll vote libertarian. So, I think I will wind up asking to do a write in candidate, which in my county, just plain doesn't get counted.
So, to many people this will be considered as throwing my vote away. Maybe. But I can't bring myself to vote for yet another rich, white, male Skull and Bones
member. Why should I vote for an individual who has participated in a rite in which they have sworn allegiance to a secret society above all other allegiances?
No, I think I will do a write in ballot, and I think I might as well vote for...I still haven't decided. Kucinich? Mosley Braun? Sharpton? Someone who hasn't even ever put their name in the ring? I don't know.
I will not be voting for Kerry, but then, it doesn't really matter anyway. With the The Electoral College
system, my vote won't count anyway. Georgia, a state suffering from extreme ignorance, poor education and a ridiculously high level of religiosity (oh, I already said ignorant), will go for Bush, and so will all of the electoral votes.
See. The system has already disenfrachised my vote. Intentionally. The founding fathers didn't want the masses having a true say. They feared the masses would vote the 'wrong' way, so they set up a system where they - the rich, white, land owners - could ultimately decide who the president would be. And it's worked pretty damn well for them. It's like Bill Hicks
asked (you may find the audio or video here
), 'Do you want to vote for the red hand puppet or the blue hand puppet?'
So. Since my vote won't count anyway, I might as well vote for a Yellow Dog
. It's not like I think the democratic party is very democratic anymore. In fact, I think they've sold out to the same big corporate money, so they aren't really a choice.
Anyway, I'm no closer to a decision for writing this, so I might as well go to the polls. I'll make a decision under pressure. Maybe I'll just write in Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a deadman will make a better president than the people who are running. Who would a deadman appoint to the Supreme Court?
Must quit procrastinating. Must go vote. Must go. Just hit post and go. Go