Monday, November 06, 2006

because i just don't think it's all that complicated

i've kind of stayed out of the whole election business this time around. i mean, i'm going to vote, obviously. but i haven't been engaging in arguments with people who are eager to call me a traitor because i'm not a republican, or involving myself in any other sorts of stressful election-related festivities.

i decided a long time ago to stop debating politics with people, for the most part. i have my political views, and i have friends and acquaintances who fall all over the political spectrum. as far as i can tell, none of us is any kind of a political expert. so, i try to just kind of keep to myself.

it's kind of like this...
i support affirmative action. if you don't? you may have a valid reason. it's entirely possible that neither one of us is in the wrong. so, i'll just go and vote for what i think and you can go vote for what you think and we'll call it a day.

but then i saw this little clip of bill maher giving 'advice' to members of the democratic party, and i really wanted to share it with all of you.
and i know that some of you may disagree. that's okay.
it's fantastic, even.

but, to me, in this election, it really is this simple.
to me, the things that george w. has done to america by imposing his 'with us or against us' bumper sticker mentality upon a society which has thrived until now specifically BECAUSE OF IT'S PLURALITY make almost all other political arguments inconsequential.
and i know we're not voting for bush in this election.
but if you think that the outcome won't matter, you're wrong.

to me, it is as simple as bill maher's advice, which you can see below.
and i really hope that tomorrow my vote will matter more than it did two years ago.

4 Comments:

Anonymous b.mohawk said...

You really need to watch his show all the time, it's quite good.

10:29 PM  
Blogger tiffany said...

i do watch his show all the time.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous lamamala said...

post election...... bye bye gwb

9:28 PM  
Blogger Taihae said...

that was amazing, great thursday night laugh in my week. nice blog

10:30 PM  

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