Peace be with you
The annual mockery we call elections is once again coming around. Most people realize that both the 2000 and the 2004 presidential elections were shams in which the loser was actually called the winner. Almost everyone I know calls these contests “the choice of the lesser of two evils,” I however, prefer to call them “the choice between good cop and bad cop.”
The first thing one must realize about the good cop/bad cop paradigm is THEY ARE BOTH COPS! The good cop doesn’t want to fuck you any less then the bad cop. In fact most of the times it is the good cop who puts you in jail. We tend to resist the bad cop, and forget that the the good cop is really just another bad cop.
All the so-called liberals scream that only by voting for Obama will we be safe from the agenda of McCain. Ignoring the obvious election malfeasance of the last two presidential selections, I really can’t tell any substantial difference between the two platforms. Both advocate prolonging the wars, both seek to further enrich the rich, both believe in the war on terror within the US, both believe in maintaining the patriot act, both reject universal health care, and both believe in bailing out billionaires while expecting us to pay the debt, et al.
As you prepare to cast your vote in resistance to the far right right remember your other option is just the far right left.
As far as voting on “measures” goes never, ever, give up any rights (even if you never plan on using them, cause they have ways of turning it against you later), and don’t ever vote to raise taxes! The city of Eureka has Measures “D” and “E”, and the Arcata has Measure “G.” “D” is an 1%, and “G” a 3/4% sales tax increase, and “E” is an 1% hotel tax increase. Most of that “tax” money is going to pay for the growing police state. It cost a lot of money to oppress people, and now the cops are the biggest part of both Eureka and A-town’s city budgets. With cops being the biggest threat to public safety in Humboldt County, more cops are not in anyone’s best interest.