Thursday, 04 November 2010
“If the Freedom Democratic Party is not seated now, I question America . Is this America? The land of the free and the home of the brave? Where we have to sleep with our telephones off the hook, because our lives be threatened daily.” (Nationally-televised testimony to the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention, 1964)
“Nobody's free until everybody's free…We are sick and tired of our people having to go to Vietnam and other places to fight for something we don't have here…I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
--Fannie Lou Hamer
Please forgive me. I will not vote today. I will never vote again. I am 47 years old. I have voted diligently for 29 years. I truly feel that every vote has been in vain.
I revere you all. I appreciate every drop of blood you have shed so that I may vote someday. These surreal and horrid days I know are probably impossible for you to imagine.
We have a president who has a black parent. Yet, he has been the most flagrantly racist president in history. We have a president who looks like some of us. Yet, he is brazenly blind to every iota of our black pain. We have a rabidly elitist president who has lived a wealthy and exotic life, even as he pretends that he was once poor. Yet, he has exclusively brutalized poor people and their unborn children as no president before him.
He promised us hope and change. Yet, he has made every ill worse by deliberate design.
The hope you fought and died for is gone. The hatred and poverty we endure is unchanged. We have a half black president who has actually made black life in America more painful than I ever expected to witness.
We no longer have two political parties in America. Perhaps, we never really did. But, our political parties no longer even bother to mask their ruthless bloody charades. “Republican” and “Democrat” have glaringly become distinctions without differences. Our president gave 23 trillion dollars to rich white banksters who forged our current depression. Amorally, he has given literally nothing to the blacks who worship him.
Our president betrayed black female fans as he has nominated two Latinas to the Supreme Court. One of whom is a fellow bankster and the newest justice, but never even a judge. The Supreme Court is whiter and crueler than ever. No black person ever replaced Thurgood Marshall. A lying, sexist, soulless ogre named Clarence Thomas never counted. And, he never will.
Every election cycle has become a theater of the absurd. Black voters are brazenly ignored until election time. Then, we are seduced like fools and led like sheep into voting booths. Before our votes are tallied, our agendas are abandoned anew. As America becomes more inhumane to poor people, the Supreme Court has essentially declared that corporations are humans. Those corporate humans now openly rule our government and our world.
I refuse to vote for any elitist. There are no other options. I refuse to be a sporadic drone for incessantly corrupt politicos. I refuse to be played by those who dupe the masses at voting booths. I will not waste another vote on the least of lesser evils. I have decided that choosing between feces and excrement is indeed no choice at all. I will no longer stomach the political bile.
I will never vote again. But, I will also never abandon my debts to all of you. I will continue to be a superior educator and toil to save babies, many of whom are bred by parents who are even more inhumane than politicos. I will continue to be an ideal citizen, as all of you. I will continue to inspire and save gay teenagers from those who hate and torture them the very same way that rabid racists haunted and tormented all of you…
I will never stop living my best life or trying to make the world a better place. But, I have realized that America’s eternally brutal government and fatally corrupt politicians are the most toxic and destructive forces within our world. Someday, my eternal soul will dwell in a superior world, as I pray you all do now. There will be no politicos there!…