I’m Tired of the Rhetoric: Do Something Heroic
It is time to draw a line in the sand and see who will step over it and who doesn’t.
If you voted for Trump in 2016 but will not vote for him again because of the things he has done and the things he is doing, it is time for us to hear your voice.
It is time for the Republican Party to hear your voice.
It’s time for your Republican governors, senators, congressmen, members of the state legislatures, mayors and city councils to hear your voice….but don’t bother to send letters, or emails or sign petitions, because that’s just more bullshit.
What should you do?
Just do one thing.
Something really, really, easy to do. It won’t cost you anything to do it, but you could save this country and this planet by doing it.
Change your party affiliation.
Switch your party affiliation to the Democratic party.
You don’t have to vote Democratic.
You don’t have to like the Democratic candidates. (I don’t either.)
You don’t have to like the Democratic party’s platform. (I don’t either.)
The problem that we are facing together in this country right now is that we are being manipulated by people who make a living by telling us what they think we think about what’s going on.
Pollsters. They are all full of shit, but they are manipulating the electoral process. Getting good poll scores is one of the two ways that candidates are allowed into the debates or kept out of them. The other way is campaign contributions.
We have this huge problem in our electoral process.
Unlike the Parliamentary system used by the British and many other countries, where you can vote a president or prime minister out of office on a vote of no confidence, we are stuck with whichever moron we got in the last election for the next four years.
That’s not Democracy. That’s a serial dictatorship.
There is exactly one way that we can influence the course of the nation between presidential elections and that way is to change your party affiliation.
Changing your party affiliation tells the leadership of your party that you are no longer with them and that they have lost your vote in the next election.
I keep hearing that many Republicans are disgusted with Trump and the things he has done to this country.
I want to believe that. I don’t. I think your 401K is more important to you than the freedom of speech, the right of assembly, religious tolerance, racial harmony, or fixing our climate.
God damn it. Prove me wrong.
Change your party affiliation right now.
If you can’t stomach registering as a Democrat (and I wouldn’t blame you for that either), then register as an independent. (Don’t register as a Libertarian or a Green. For better or worse this is a TWO party system and that is not going to change this year or next year.)
The Nation You Save May Be Your Own
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