How to not change the world, step one:

2 Nov

       Have you seen this new Eminem video? It’s really well done. Really it is. It’s the tale of people uniting and rising up. People of all colors, the unsung minority, the overlooked majority – everyone is marching forward. Anger leads them. They are mad at President Bush. They have been lied to, they have been made pawns in a psychological war that they oppose. They face off against riot cops. The scene is getting ugly and the inevitable confrontation getting closer. They are pissed and determined and they march into the white house to… fill in little circles on pieces of paper. “I support the corrupt two-party system,” they say. “I approve of the system that got Bush elected in the first place.” Yes, they are full of world changing rage. Yet somehow, they don’t see that they’re being integral to the survival of what they claim to oppose.
       Yeah. Vote. That will show them. Way to change the world.
       Happy Election Day everyone. I’m glad this will soon be over. Maybe tomorrow we can actually think about transforming our world into a New One.

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3 Responses to “How to not change the world, step one:”

  1. kirawen November 2, 2004 at 7:24 am #

    ::heart-felt applause::

  2. sylness November 2, 2004 at 5:08 pm #

    How can not voting possibly be more productive than voting? That just means LESS people listen to you. It’s completely impractical.

    • junorhane November 2, 2004 at 5:46 pm #

      If you support our system of “democracy” and government, then simply not voting and not doing anything else is less productive than voting. However if you don’t support it, voting could be seen as counter-productive since it supports the system and allows it to flourish. That’s my simple short answer.
      I could write a lot more, but nobody would listen to me, so it would be impractical.

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