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Do you like weekends?

August 13, 2006

When I though about writing a little about why people should vote, I started scouring net, looking for something to get me going something that I could kick this thing off with. Squat. Nothing that you haven’t already heard… voting is important… part of democracy… yadda yadda yadda. Americans don’t get riled up by that I realized- you have to threaten to take something away from them- you have to say “You can’t have that”- and then they’ll be ready to rip the balls off of baby seals to get whatever it is. Corporate America has known this for years. They tell you- you can’t have a Playstation 2 on the day it comes out- so you’re willing to pay 500 times what it’s worth so you can get it. This is why since September 11th people have been becoming members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in record numbers- basically if you tell an American that he can’t speak- he’ll want to yell. So from here I’ll leave you with a series of questions that I wish I could say I wrote but I can’t it was the activist/actor/director/writer Tim Robbins.

Do you like weekends?
Do you like getting overtime pay when your boss demands that you work overtime?
Do you like the idea that when you get too old and frail to work, you might be able to exist with a modicum of dignity, rather than being kicked off into a gutter somewhere?
Do you like paying a reasonable cost for things like water and electricity, rather than the absolute maximum that some monopoly can squeeze from you, and that, ultimately, you MUST pay, because you can’t live without a warm place to live and water?
If so, then you might want to take an occasional break between episodes of “American Idol” and find out a little bit about what’s happening in the world around you. Just a suggestion.

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