By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
FIRED UP; READY TO VOTE!!!
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)—Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to decide, who is going to be the president of the United States for the next four years.
First Lady Michelle Obama, who was the keynote speaker of Congressional Black Caucus’s annual Phoenix Awards gala, reminded the audience of black lawmakers and leaders of the 1960′s civil right movement that this year’s election is “the march of our time” and “the sit-in of our day.”
“We cannot let anyone discourage us from casting our ballots.We cannot let anyone make us feel unwelcome in the voting booth. It is up to us to make sure that in every election, every voice is heard and every vote is counted. That means making sure our laws preserve that right.”said the First Lady with passion.
Despite the First Lady’s enthusiasm for the voting process, many view going to the voting booth very differently.
According to Haki R.Madhubti, “Voting creates an Illusion of power that does not exist in fact. It works wonderful well for the rulers, the real decision makers, because the people in capitalistic democracies actually believe they are deciding and running things. One surprising difference between capitalistic and communistic countries is that people in the latter countries know they are powerless.”
Therefore, don’t forget the famous words of Chicago gangster Al Capone, while you’re casting your vote at the ballot box on Election Day.
“Vote early and vote often.”
Because “Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” according to William E. Simon .
But don’t forget Joseph Stalin, who said that “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”
Remember what happened in Florida in 2000 and in Ohio in 2004.
Honestly, “The Democrats think Republicans are stealing elections and the Republicans think Democrats are stealing elections. And those of us independent of the two old parties know they are both right.”
Kevin Zeese’s statement is so very true just read Greg Palast’s book entitled “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.”
Why? Because, Ben Franklin, one of America’s so-called Founding Fathers, or the dude on the five dollar bill for those who failed history class said “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty, however, is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
Don’t be mad at me, Ben Franklin said it.
George Bernard Shaw, who won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, on the other hand, stated that“Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many, for appointment by the corrupt few.”
I mean, deep down in our souls and in our subconscious minds, we all know that this elections stuff is one big scam.
Because “If voting could changed anything, they’d abolish it,” stated Andrew Lack, CEO of Bloomberg Multimedia.
I mean, the prolific American novelist Gore Vidal’s expressed the ideas of many voters so eloquently by saying ” It makes no difference who you vote for – the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people”
Besides, voting is like you are constantly choosing the lesser of two evils, which is still choosing evil.
Just like Ambassador Kosh, a character on the television show Babylon 5 said “The avalanche has already started and it is too late for the pebble to vote.
With that being said, Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals
So, individually, think about this when you decide to go to the polls in order to place your vote for either Romeny and Ryan or Obama and Biden.
Don’t let the liberal lies, the conservative conspiracies, the racist reporters, evil e-mails, the slanderous half-truths , the mud slinging, the political propaganda, the ugly name-calling or the threats, prevent you for casting your ballot because if you don’t vote, then you don’t have a right to complain — point blank.
Because, you really are the CHANGE that you are looking for.
So let your voice be heard whether Black or white, man or woman, Democrat or Republican, Muslim, Christian, Hindu or Jew.
Because I am.
Besides, everybody knows the electoral college “selects” the president not the popular vote.