"It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it." -Eugene V. Debs
I'm going to briefly take a detour away from music, and hopefully this won't be a regular thing, because that would be boring and awful. This was from something I shared on facebook a couple weeks ago - I think it was right after Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton. And I find it bears repeating here now.
If there is one thing I can find to be passionate about in this election cycle, it is reminding people they do not have to support either of the two pathetic choices offered by the default parties. So if you are one of the millions that feel disenfranchised by this election, then please try overcome the tribal instincts to faithfully align with Team Red or Team Blue, and make your vote actually count by asserting your independence.
For your consideration- Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson.
You probably already knew all this, so I apologize for acting like this is some kind of news. But if anything, it's a reminder to myself- that if we are unhappy with the current system, it makes no sense to continue to enable and legitimize it. I say let's try something different this year, or we can only expect more of the same, or worse.
Ok, now back to the rock now please. -curtis
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