Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today is election day
And much is riding on us, my friends.
I hate to think what a Republican future for America would look like - but I can guess. Racist to its core, with an economic agenda designed to make the rich richer and the poor poorer, and a global outlook that views underclass American lives as little more than cannon fodder in military adventures launched to benefit a global elite.
It's a vision in which women are deprived of the right to control their own bodies, the elderly watch as their retirement is chipped away, and not every American is deemed worthy of healthcare - much less able to marry whomever they love.
A vision in which innocent people are tortured for political gain, where social mobility is stifled, and the color bar is resurrected. A vision in which science is denied, and every day our planet edges that much closer to catastrophe. A vision in which dishonesty becomes the core of the discourse, ignorance is rewarded and encouraged, and corruption and connections form the basis of our government.
And it's a vision in which America edges toward default, even as the Great Recession drags on . . .
This is all because the Republican vision is based on hatred and fear and stupidity and greed.
It is in fact the antithesis of everything we were raised to believe America is all about.
Only it doesn't have to be that way.
You can save America from this looming disaster. All you have to do is vote Democratic - a straight Democratic ticket, that's important, because the Republicans will never compromise or play fair until they are unable to filibuster, block or frustrate real progress for our country.
Information on ballot questions and where to vote is here. Voters of color - do not let Republican operatives intimidate you from voting! Remember that as long as you are in line before the polls close, you must be allowed to vote. They're open till 8 pm in Boston. Be there.
Save our country.