What frightens you?

27 million people worldwide are enslaved?

Or

2 men marrying?

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1% of the world’s population controlling 40% of global wealth?

Or

Taxing people with earnings over $250,000 a year?

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America’s prison population of 2.3 million representing 25% of the worlds total?

or

Leveling the playing field for women and minorities?

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18,000 people in America dying every year for lack of health care insurance?

Or

Making health care available to all Americans?

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The genocide in Darfur leading to 300,000 deaths over the past 6 years?

or

Allowing a rape victim to terminate her pregnancy?

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1,900 immigrants dying over 6 years trying to cross into America

or

Immigrants working in our country?

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1,000,000, American homes in foreclosure?

or

The specter of electing a minority to the White House?

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If the right wants to run a campaign on fear,  go ahead think about what really worries you.

The national discourse in America today couldn’t be further from what truly matters as human beings in this world. But not to be deterred, the religious right, fiscal conservatives, and closet racists have become galvanized in their quest to suppress the most dynamic and promising candidate for president that our nation has seen in nearly a decade. If the McCain/Palin ticket is successful, four more years of reckless guidance, international arrogance and wanton disregard for human rights, civil liberties, and equality will be ushered in.

The Democratic Party is by no means a panacea, but try as I may, I cannot wrap my head around the republican line of reasoning that believes a 72 year old self-proclaimed “maverick”, and mind numbingly unqualified governor can bring us the “change” we need.

The economic divide between the impoverished and the rich has grown steadily over the past decade, millions suffer from lack of health care, hundreds of thousands are homeless, women still make less than eighty cents on the dollar to men, more black men in America are incarcerated than in college, civil liberties have been slashed by the Patriot Act… the list goes on.

Conservatives have decried the liberal nominee as “inexperienced”, “unknown”, and most recently “socialist”. Absentee ballots mailed out to three hundred voters in New York, even “mistakenly” spelled Barack’s last name “Osama”.

During the 2000 election I was dumbfounded at how the election was stolen in plain sight. In 2004 I was confident America would reject Bush’s four years of “leadership”, and again was crushed. Now we have Obama and the nation has not seen the kind of unity, excitement and collective hope for a new, respectable course in the world since the nomination of JFK.

I’m not sure how I would take another Democratic  defeat, especially one clouded by suspicious behavior. Meanwhile, the right is decrying the registration of false names nationwide (which will have no bearing on the election- “Mickey Mouse cannot cast a ballot on the 4th) while meanwhile, states are purging thousands of registered voters by “accident” (6,000-Ohio), or simply rejecting applications for voter registration (35,000-Arizona).

Conservative politics have brought us slavery, second class female status, xenophobia, market deregulation, imperialism, George Bush, John McCain & Sarah Palin. Liberal politics have brought us women’s suffrage, the New Deal, the civil rights movement, Bill Clinton, Al Gore & Barack Obama.

The choice couldn’t be clearer for me, and it breaks my heart that some will read this post and still conclude that the conservative McCain/Palin ticket will move us into the future.

This video was shot on a college campus 1 hour from Philadelphia:

Stand up for justice, acceptance, and progress in this election.

-kd-

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7 Responses

  1. […] I had planned to vote a straight ticket, and I had no qualms about which party I would be voting for. Today I had the good fortune to be enlightened by one of my friends as to the danger of voting a […]

  2. Very interesting and scary at the same time, it is hard to believe what the world is ending up like. Everywhere you look there is poverty, war, hate, it is sad that our world has become such a mess.

  3. If THIS is America, I do not want to live here
    America Please Tell me this is NOT my country
    Kevin wonderful graphic reality that many Americans either refuse to acknowlege or don’t know about I pray it is the second one

    BARACK OBAMA IS MY PRESIDENT

  4. that video is what scares me! People supporting a candidate for President based “misinformation” fed to them purposely by the candidate and his running mate and building fear into a frenzied mob!!

    Kevin, I hope you’re voting in PA.

  5. I am most definately voting here in PA on the 4th!

    (PS if that video scare you, I encourage you to stay away from youtube- there are countless more like it)

  6. i fear obama will be a puppet, im afraid when he gets in office his true agenda will show. But i have hope, usually i choose the known evil over the unkown but in this case with McCain, Obama has to get victory.

    he has too.

    also Obama has done enough to win me over he is a powerful minded individual and im proud to live in this era.

  7. There is the chance that Obama will remain a puppet of the “business” party. A phrase I read that calls both of the parties by this name. But, by remaining vigilent, even we bloggers can make a difference. Through the power of UTube, Google Video, Blogs, etc., the individual can truly create mass change in our world. That is more important than whomever has the title of President.

    http://www.bluecollarmanifesto.wordpress.com

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