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oh my, ohio

>>>despite several offers, my votergasm pledge was not fulfilled last night. thank you, mother nature. (crime scene sex? no thanks!)

>>>11 new bans on gay marriage, eh? well at least cincinnati finally got around to repealing their 1993 ban on gay rights laws. one step forward, 11 steps back. can you see how this is going to turn out?


>>>the measure didn't pass in colorado, but i am wondering if proportional electoral voting isn't better than the current winner-take-all system.

xxx rant deleted xxx

>>>a lot of people are talking about moving out of the country. excuse me, are you fucking stupid? you'd actually be throwing your constitutional rights out the damn window.

as you put it, there is a war on terror right here on our own soil. you all talk about how you can't stand the lies, arrogance, etc. that W purveys, but you would just walk away because he won this election?

who cares if he won the popular vote fairly this time? if you don't like what he is doing, fucking say so--loud and proud. march on washington, write your congressman, call a radio/tv news show, pen an editorial. do something to prove that you are not happy with the way things are going and you are not going to stand for a president or a governement that tramples your rights. a country at rest appears either satisfied or apathetic, but a tumultuous country of protests and demonstrations shows the world that it is fed up and frustrated.

if you roll over now, you let the terror of the ultra-conservative government win. they will infringe upon your rights and the sheep that voted for them will think that you must now agree with their stance, because you provide them no opposition. it will snowball and you will then be powerless to stop the sick machine until something really terrible happens.

you know, i'm not even all that anti-bush (mostly because i'm hardly pro-kerry), but it really upsets me that people who were so adamant about the importance of this election's issues would just let it all go today.

i guess being political isn't all that trendy after nov. 2. you fucks. people like you are exactly why i don't think the president should be elected by a popular vote.

i'd better stop before i go to far.

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hypnotique
Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
from what you wrote.. it seems that you have a lot of faith in the current political system. you wrote "you'd actually be throwing your constitutional rights out the damn window".. which.. in one manner of thinking is true. but with eyes wide open.. i can see that my 'constitutional rights' are just a technicality. like my right to be free from 'unlawful search and seizure'.. if i were to speak of that right to a lawman.. it would in practice (in a court of law it would work, but thats never where the lawmen find me) give said lawman probable cause to search my belongings.

i could go on like this for pages.. but your naivety would prevent you from finding a real understanding of the breakdown.. where written laws fail and lawlessness prevails.

my abandonment of this place has little to do with which white man is in office. it has more to do with my lack of faith in the people to form a cohesive group. you're right.. about one thing.. all it would take would be a sensible, and sizable protest.. to make a few worthwhile changes. but to look at your present surroundings.. and the social climate in which you live is to see the futility in your ideas of revolution. this place has no hope, and its people are lost.
shakewell
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)
no, i don't have much faith it the current political system. but i do have great respect for the rights guaranteed by our constitution. and i have great faith that if people actually gave a shit--for real--and actually tried to do something to change the governmental system they could.

you think i don't understand the disconnect between what's written and what's practiced? you're more naive than you make me out to be, rod.

i am truly sorry that you are so completely hopeless. you are the one that's lost and it's people like you that stagnate progress. your apathy/hopelessness give strength to your opposition instead of facillitating compromise.

you want to go, go. i'm not stopping anyone. but if you say you want change and but won't work for it, then please don't ever bother coming back.
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shakewell
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
people act like they worked so hard to get kerry elected. they didn't. i know one person that went out canvassing, that made an effort to help people understand the importance of voting. most everyone sat around ranting and bitching (two sure fire ways to solidify your opposition). and then those other few forgot to register or forgot to vote or forgot that work is even required to obtain a reward these days.

voting is participation in the current system. fighting/working for what you believe in is actually putting forth effort to make a change in that system (not just the people holding offices within it).

fucking useless, stupid americans think everything they want should be handed to them just because. i hope they do all leave. good riddance.
boy_of_method
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
i like your style
shakewell
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
i thank ya.
liveloveburndye
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
i'm not sure how i feel about anything in this country anymore.

our constitution that protects our rights is now being used to take those rights away. bills are being passed that don't protect an innocent person's privacy.

i think i'm more dissappointed with people in general. 11 states including kentucky have banned homosexuals from getting married. that in and of itself tells me that our "free country" isn't so free anymore. people are allowing our country to cross that separation of church and state, they themselves are doing it.

i wouldn't go so far as to move to another country, but rather go somewhere people actually listen, instead of forming ideas without any thought to anyone else. i know that there are not enough people in this country to change what's going on. not until something drastic happens.

i agree with you, though. on the people not being "political" after yesterday. actually being able to see an example of how close-minded people are, i could see how people would think they won't be able to change anything.

i hope that people more well-spoken than me, will continue to fight for our rights, and continue to try to change all the things that are going wrong in this country. good luck to them.

anyway, nice post. :)
liveloveburndye
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
oops.. spelled disappointed wrong. haha
hypnotique
Nov. 3rd, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
oh yeah! i forgot to mention that.. nice post. talking about your feelings is super healthy.
brasko
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
im hurt. im disappointed. and, speaking personally, when i say other countries look like better places its because i have lost all faith in the majority of the people in this country. especially the young voters. less than 10% voted. that makes me sick because everything that has been done in the last 4 years and everything in the next 4 will impact us the most.

the issues of this election are gone today because this battle is over. the majority of the people in this country wanted bush. so now im going to let them have him. we'll see how they feel 4 years from now. or maybe even 4 months from now.

again, im extremely defeated right now. and im scared. a million things going through my head abou where to go from here. so im choosing to stay silent for the time being because i feel its my only option left.

it wont last forever, but i guess im tired of preaching to the choir. people are just going to have to come to the conclusion that bush isnt what we need on their own. too bad he was given 4 more years before they realized it.
_synthesaurus
Nov. 3rd, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
i think thats so stupid how people are talking about moving out of the country too. its like sure they'll talk about it and threaten but when it comes down to it, how many of them will still be here in four years?
shakewell
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
they're all talk.

one vote will never make a difference if it's the only time you let your voice be heard.
grae_
Nov. 3rd, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
I personally look forward to 4 years of shit being banned, made illegal, declared imoral, and "anti-American".

If classes aren't being taught in each school directly from the King James Version Old Testament Bible within 3 years, then I'll be sorely disappointed.

I want quotes from the bible in presidential addresses - women who wear slacks to be imprisoned (long dresses past the ankles are the only acceptable option).

Seriously, you guys deserve nothing better :)
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