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I never wrote a blog before in my life. So please bare with me.
Today was voting day in Georgia, where i stay. But i did not vote, and i am not ashamed. I am not doggin no one that did, i just can't seem to follow the voting thing. I feel like voting really only sustains the current system of oppression we call the U.S. government.
So I am asking: Why voting is valued so high in a nation where...
1. Our individual vote barely matters in the election.
2. Our government is built for a select few. The four faces of our country's "founding fathers," look the same as the faces of our country's president year after year. Our Supreme Courts, Senate, House of Reps, etc....most of those faces are the same Rich, White, Protestant, Men that have always had power in the "great" USA.
3. True change can only be made at the roots. If we want the tree to produce good fruits...you make sure that the roots are healthy, Same for our nation. If our nation and its governement is built on slavery, genocide and individualistic success at the expense of the neighbor, our nation will have a hard time making improvements in the system, when we do not attack the problem at its root.
I will not discourage anyone from voting for the sole reason that it seems as if there is no alternative. I just ask all of us who believe that our nation and our government needs a change to really sit down and think. There is an alternative to our system. It requires strong, creative soldiers who will fight for a real change.
Can the change that is needed be made by following the rules that are the very construct of the oppressive system?
Or, Is the change that the U.S. needs so drastic, so imperitive, that we can not wait for our vote to go through, and we can not wait for our laws to be passed through the courts. Does the change we so desperately need require more from us as change agents in our communities?
I would say that YES, the U.S.A. needs some real changes fast. In fact I would say that our country requires a revolution, a shift of power from the hands of the ferw into the hands of the masses.
Today was the day to vote and have your "voice count" but when will it be the day that we fight, and have our fist count?
So, I ask everyone who reads this to not only vote for our rights as people, but to fight for our rights as people. Do the most you can. Know your role and own it. We are in a movement for change.
Papers get lost, laws are slow, and politicians lie....so do your part as a soldier in the movement and do more, fight the power in whatever way you can, so that we will see a real change, not only in the United States but around the world, and in the hearts and minds of individual people.
Please respond to this honestly, openly and freely. Unlike voting, you do not need an ID or any proof of citizenship. You can express your voice freely, without fear of any punishment.
Thank you Young People For, you have brought together many minds and hearts that will help change our world.
Power to the People.
One Struggle. One Love.