Get heard…

8 11 2006

With the exception of P. Diddy’s (or whatever he’s called nowadays) ridiculous “Vote or Die” campaign aimed at faddy apparel and threatening billboard ads, really only doing harm to the entire cause, the movement to vote has become a prolific element in my young adult life. My father was an enormous history enthusiast and teacher and if he taught me anything about democracy in history, it has been that the power of the people is an incredibly daunting capacity to withhold. But it’s still ours. We have yet to make ourselves heard. We tolerate these ridiculous lies and blatant twistings of truths, and why? Because we as Americans don’t truly feel we’re being lied to. We’re so wrapped up in all the other distractions and all the other vices that are available to us, we forget that our President is the most inept, unjust, uneducated and unworthy person to ever hold that position. But, alas. He’ll be gone soon and whoever steps up to the plate will truly be batting “clean-up”. There is going to be such a mess left over, that the next incumbent will do very little to seal his or her own legacy in American history and will probably only be known as “The President after Bush”. I never think it’s too late to change. I think America will recover, but it will require many years, many honest and prolific people and many well-placed and monumental events. So, what can we do? What little part can we play? Let’s face it, not a lot of people have the passion, let alone the time to be revolutionaries. But we can vote. For the normal, everyday, non-Superhero-esque personnel of America, it’s our most available option. So, do it with pride. It’s our wonderful privilege as Americans to do so. Often, people of other countries wait in lines for hours at the risk of being shot just so they can say “Yay” or “Nay”. I would hope that America wouldn’t have to come to that point to bring our poll visits up to a decent number. I challenge my generation to take a severe interest in our future and the future of our children. It’s time for radical change. It’s time for our own Bastille Day of sorts. It’s time to start asking the questions that matter and asking them of the people in charge. Where are our answers Mr. Bush? You have yet to apologize for what you’ve done to this country and the world as a whole. By instilling the idea of being conquered by terrorists, you sir, have been ruling by terror. And what a terrible President you are. I ask wholeheartedly as an American and as a human that we stand together and make ourselves heard. Voting is one of the most important things you will ever do as an American citizen. Be proud, be wise and above all, be heard.

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