Counterpunch: Time to Boycott the Election

Don’t vote, don’t fight . . . go on strike!

by Linh Dinh

Here and now, voting is futile. Your vote doesn’t count, at least not for anything that you believe in and want done. Your vote is only an endorsement of an illegitimate system that persistently and viciously works against all of your interests.

This political machinery cannot serve you, since its funders, its masters, are the banks and corporations that demand the cheapest possible labor, and profits by any means necessary, with no regards for human rights, their host communities or the environment. With your negligible salary, unemployment checks, welfare or food stamps, you simply don’t count. You don’t matter. Just as you may find street beggars annoying, your government sees you only as a nuisance, to be tranquilized with lies on television. If it could, it would deport you wholesale to Chinese sweat shops, and trumpet it as “The Right to Work Overseas Act.”

As they eviscerate you, they flood your intellect and conscience with endless bilge, while charging you a monthly subscription for your own drowning, even. Today’s urgent items for discussion, “Gold Medalist’s Postworkout Foods,” “Bad Jeans Styles for Guys” and “Cyrus Shaves Her Hair.” Do ponder these while your house is taken away, your car is dispossessed, your crops wilt and the sea rises to your ankles, and higher.

(Continued at Counterpunch)

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