Monday, November 03, 2008

It's almost over

The election is tomorrow. The campaigning is almost done. Thank the lawd! Even though I have been trying to avoid TV for the last 3 months, I can't help myself and turn it on every now and then, and then I can't stand the damn ads. One local congressional race in particular is highly irritating - the R's are running one single negative ad non-stop. I have not even seen an ad from the D candidate - I don't think she has any money for ads, but her name is mentioned without fail every single ad break with the same message repeated ad nauseum. I think if I hear "job killing taxes" one more time, I shall scream.

Anyway, please, go out and vote tomorrow if you haven't done it already. Even if you think your vote doesn't matter or won't count, please vote. For a lot of us, even having the ability to vote was a hard fought, hard won concession. Women were not allowed the vote until 1920 or thereabout - my own grandmothers were born before women in America were able to vote. It's shocking really, how long it took. And it seriously chafes that I am not entitled to vote because I am not (yet) a citizen. And why am I not a citizen? Because of damn government bureaucracy, that's why. So I need you all to do me a favor, and go and vote on my behalf because I am not able to. Even though I pay my taxes and am otherwise an upstanding law abiding (non-) citizen.

Yes, even if you vote for the R's, I will thank you, because you will have exercised your duty as a citizen. At least, *I* think it's a duty. It's certain something we should do to pay honor to the women and men who fought so hard for universal suffrage.

But I shall thank you even harder if you vote for Obama. I tuned in to his infomercial on Wednesday, and it brought me to tears. I truly believe that voting in Obama is vital for the future of humanity and the planet as a whole. No, I'm not exaggerating. At the risk of coming across as a loon, I confess that I have definite new age tendencies, and there are people out there who believe that there really will be a change in the world in 2012, as predicted by the Mayan calender, and that we are on the brink of a major shift - either to peace and a new evolution of the human race, or to destruction and war. Given that the stakes are so high, I'm willing to give these theories the benefit of the doubt, and to work as hard as I can towards greater peace over the next four years, just in case [- after all, if they're wrong, what have I lost? A few hours of meditation and sending loving thoughts out there, a few hours of community service - those are good things to do anyway]. I believe Obama is the only one who can bring this country back to greatness, back to peace, prosperity and stability, and who will care for the environment and reverse the staggering carbon emissions we have. Please vote for him. If you're undecided, if you're being swayed by the negativity and some of the scary (untrue) things being said about him - please give hope and peace a chance. He can't do any worse than Bush, right? So give him a chance. Vote for Obama.

5 comments:

Almamay said...

Wonderfully said.

Yes we can.

calliope said...

wasn't that infomercial beautifully done?
I am going to be a ball of anxiety until we know for sure. please, oh please let this be a win for Obama!

Stephanie said...

Amen, sister! :-)

Care said...

I did my part - voted last Friday - for Obama. I'm ready for this race to be over!

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