So before I say this and get yelled at to death, let me just emphasise that, yes, I am going to vote tomorrow. BUT, let me just add that:
I DON’T WANT TO!
Politics make me entirely too cynical and I’m afraid I’ll show up at the polls and announce that I am a conscientious objector to democracy because IT DOESN’T WORK. I mean, why vote? The only votes that matter are the ones cast by the electoral college and, as we all learned from the last election, they don’t really listen to us anyway, do they? Politics make me want to find a very small uncharted island and found a utopia based on…being nice to each other. Radical, I know, but there you have it.
So, unlike every other post, I am saying that I will vote, but grudgingly, to choose the lesser of two evils because, despite someone’s best intentions, there are some things that simply will not be allowed to change.
Note: I am not attempting to discourage people from voting. As I have said, I am planning on voting tomorrow. For Kerry (because he certainly can’t do any worse than Mr. Shrubbery and there’s always hope that he’ll surprise us all). I’m just venting some of my political frustrations. Don’t listen to me - I just had to get it down in words.
p.s. – One day into NANOWRIMO and I am already behind. Words thus far = 0.
/one and only political rant