OK, so here’s the thing:
While I’m not apolitical, I generally consider the swapping of the hands inside the governmental puppet-head to be on par with Global Warming or winning the lottery…each and every participant obviously has a stake, and collectively the hoi polloi can create major changes, but on an individual level, it’s hard to see how flapping one’s butterfly wings creates the snowstorm over Timbuktu.
All that said, after some thorough research, I’ve come to embrace the audacity of hope, kids. Barack Obama has restored to me something I thought lost forever: my belief that a charismatic and dedicated individual (and those inspired by said individual) really can make a difference. As a result, I’m stumping for him in what I hope will be my first and only “race for the White House” post this year.
Seeing as we cannot, as a nation, afford four more years of unilateral, authoritarian, hawkish and anti-collaborative nincompoopery, I encourage you to learn more about the candidates in this election.
Whether you choose McCain, Obama, or someone else, the critical thing is that you PARTICIPATE. Flap those wings, and make it snow in Timbuktu! You don’t vote, you don’t get to complain (George Carlin’s contentious ranting to the contrary aside)…and come on, couldn’t we all use a little more proactivity?
But not in the “yogurt that helps you poo” way.