May 27, 2008
Let me first give you the basics. I cannot vote in the Presidential Elections. But yes, I am a US Citizen. I will not go into it any further... you know, anonymous WAS is best. I just thought you should have the basic rule, just in case someone is bored and decides to ram up my ass some opinion without knowing all the facts about my current voting situation.
People sometimes look at me with a weird look in their eyes when I blurt out the following: I don't vote. But whyyyyy they whine. Do you know that you have a right to vote? Do you realize that, because you are a woman, you need to vote because people fought for your right to vote? Ah... the winner of them all: if you don't vote, you are not allowed to give an opinion.
Not so in my damn book. By not voting I am not "playing along" and getting, like South Park said, my choice over a Douche Bag and a Turd Sandwich. As far as I know, there is not a ballot that has the "none of the above" section. I have to choose, and honestly, for years and years I haven't found someone I believed in. At least where I live.
But... what I would have given to vote in the Bush vs. Gore election. Funny how life is, what you wish you could have, others get a chance to have it. I follow US politics with passion. I am a non voting democrat, you might say. So when Gore came to the spotlight, I thought... this guy can make some changes. Oh. OOOh. What is that feeling? Is it... faith? Do I have faith again? Damn! I got it back! Shit. I cannot vote. Well, the US citizens that can will sure make the right choice, right? Hm.
Cut to the elections. Problems start to arise. Machine counting is not going so well. Come on faith, hang in there. We'll make it. Katherine Harris comes in and shits all over the process. Yep, with a little help from her friends. YANK. There goes my faith again, saying bye bye with a small tear in her face. I just can't believe that a cocaine user and DUI offender got a chance to the White House, more so, by a technicality and not how it should have: by popular vote.
The final numbers??? According to infoplease: The My Pet Goat Reader: 50,456,002; Nobel Prize Winner: 50,999,897. Makes your blood boil.
Now showing at HBO, you US lucky voters... Recount. A warning for all you guys out there to keep an eye on your politicians, and a case for a single idea: every vote counts. This movie is brilliant. First off, you have the cream of the crop in actors. Even the damn music rocks. The script is funny, sad, inspiring and confusing. Confusing? Why? Look. There are so many details that I bet the average joe didn't know about what happened... maybe I could use another word. Disturbing.
Guys. I'm not saying vote. I'm saying, if you believe in the guy or gal, then go for it and vote. Just don't think that your vote will not make a difference. It will if you believe on it. Just watch out for the guys with power, because maybe, just maybe, they will disregard your opinion and find a loophole to win over what the country wants. We have suffered for this atrocity. I sure have, US politics affects me as well as you.
Recount is a warning of what could happen again if you just let this important fact be ignored: every vote counts.
Posted by Me at 11:15 PM