When will “we” (by which I mean most of you) learn? Voting for the “lesser evil” is nothing more than an excuse to vote for evil.
HR 45 is the citizen disarmament bill to end all citizen disarmament bills. Luckily, it won’t pass as written. Unluckily, it’ll pass as a “compromise bill” — the most insidious kind of evil, because we’ll all be feeling like we dodged a bullet, relieved that the bill didn’t pass in its original form, while broad, sweeping infringements on the right to keep and bear arms are being signed into law. Molon labe, fuckers.
The Obama Administration’s DOJ is worse than the Bush Administration’s DOJ was. The fog of President Barack Obama’s breath, on the teleprompters from which he read his carefully crafted promises of transparent government, has barely evaporated, and here his DOJ is asserting legal immunities and privileges of secrecy that are bold and unconscionable even by the standards of the Bush Administration’s power-mad gremlins. It’s so bad the ACLU is rattling its saber at a Democrat President. Is there a substantive promise left that Obama hasn’t broken?
How many of you feel stupid for having voted for this ass-weasel now? His highest ranking DOJ officials are RIAA and Monsanto lackeys for crying out loud.
Get involved in local politics. If your state is one of the dozen (give or take) that is asserting (or considering asserting) some kind of state sovereignty privilege, support it. Make sure the people in your city, county, district, and state who hold political power know your displeasure with the violations of privacy, property, and other rights (starting with the Bill of ’em in the US Constitution), and that you will hold them accountable next election — or even earlier, if there’s any chance of a recall — should they fail to support and uphold those rights.
At the local level you can make a difference. At the national level, you can let them know that their days are numbered, because once the local level has been conquered, you can scale up to the next level. Or, y’know, sit around on your ass, wallowing in your apathy and complacency and feelings of impotence, and next time there’s an election you can ignore everything except the Presidential race just like you always do, and you can vote for the “lesser evil” just like you always do, and you can get someone worse than the last guy just like you always do — just like we did this time — because you believed the blatantly transparent lies he shoveled.
Just like you always do.
There might be half a dozen people who read this that voted for someone other than the evil behind Door Number One and the evil behind Door Number Two. The rest of you are due for a wake-up call. Seriously — how could you have trusted a Chicago politician?