Monday, July 17, 2006

VOTE!

on tuesday it's a primary election day, setting the stage for the November midterms (where hopefully a sizeable number of Republicans and a Dem named Joe get thrown out on their corrupt and simpleminded asses), and I hope everyone gets out and casts a vote into the Diebold sea of murky uncertainty, hoping that it actually gets counted and accurately reflects the will of the minority of citizens that actually do make it a priority to PARTICIPATE in the "democracy" that people are actually dying for in Iraq and Afganistan right now and have died for in the MILLIONS.

ADDENDUM: PartisanPoet has brought it to my attention that my statement above is not entirely accurate. he is right. people in Iraq are dying because of the lies of the Bush administration and the long term designs of Rumsfeld-Cheney. now, people certainly died for American democracy, in the Revolution, in WWII for example; but he is totally correct in his assertion that RIGHT NOW, the war is WRONG and all voting efforts on all levels should reflect our DISGUST with the MURDER and PROFITEERING that is going on in the Middle East right now. (not to mention, when Dear Leader is asked about the horror and impending WWIII (according to Gingrich), he is concerned with the fucking "pig" he's gonna have for dinner)

what's more, it is a sad travesty that our soldiers believe the lies they've been sold, either thru lack of access to real, accurate information or thru their own need to believe that their fight is just and honorable. hell, some of them, a HIGH PERCENTAGE still think that Osama and Saddam were connected in the 9/11 "attacks," they think they are there to help Democracy take hold in a land that has never been more than a British created nation, and warring religious factions before, currently, and in the future, as far as anyone can see. THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY THEY ARE THERE. <----- LISTEN TO THIS CLIP! the war mongers in this country want chaos and eternal war for the power, the money and the control.

oh, and let's not forget Iran on the horizon. no fight for democracy there, no matter WHAT spin is soon to be puked forth from the head of the Dire Beast snarling in the dark corriders of Dear Leader's stinking pit.

thanks to PartisanPoet/The Jaded Prole for giving me a pause for my word choices.

go here for Georgia candidates, races, find your district and lots of information and you can also use the site to search your own state.

oh yes, and if you don't vote, shut the fuck up.

8 Comments:

Blogger christopher cunningham said...

we've voted. have you, Georgians? and if we're lucky 22% show up..

10:36 AM  
Blogger Partisanpoet said...

Though I think voting is important, I hate to hear the lie that people are actually dying for "democracy" in Iraq and Afganistan right now and have died for in the MILLIONS.

People are dying because our country invaded another illegally. People are killing and being killed becuase the corporate ruling class will sacrifice any or all of us for profits and control of resources. "Democracy" has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Let's not stoop to the level of repeating thier lies.

12:35 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

yes, you're right PP, I was invoking a bit of "american rhetoric" there. absolutely, I agree with you 100%. mostly, I was referring to WWII I think, with the "millions."

but surely, point VERY well taken. I appreciate your comment and I hope anyone who reads this takes it to heart.

the war in Iraq is a lie and SOLELY for the benefit of the military-industrial complex in this country.

1:58 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

and like greg palast notes:

"if they are gonna steal the election, MAKE THEM STEAL IT."

so voting still matters, even in a much more esoteric sense.

1:59 PM  
Blogger c. allen rearick said...

it matters not for whom you vote. the powers that be put into office whomever they choose. in the words of stalin - "it's not the people who vote that count; it's the people who count the votes"

3:53 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

damn straight CAR: but it also matters who CAGES the voters, who TAKES HOME THE MACHINES THE NIGHT BEFORE, who controls the CODES, and who makes sure there IS NO PAPER VOTE TO COUNT ANYWAY.

neat. not fascist at all.

nope.

perfectly cromulent situation.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Luis said...

Chris:

In Mexico the recent election was riddled with fraud by the ruling part & that election was stolen by the PAN, Fox's party, and left the liberal candidate out in the cold. They're not satisfied with stealing the election. They're threatening to put him in jail for protesting the fraud & say that if the people start a revolution or riot & citizen's are hurt, they are making him (Obrador) responsible. They're so fucking arrogant. This country does not want the liberal candidate to take office, even if he was cheated. What of democracy?

9:37 PM  
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