When you go to the polls you are acknowledging that you approve of the voting system in this country and that you are willing to give credence to candidates on the ballot at the time.
What if both candidates are piles of crap or you choose to vote for “the lesser of two evils”?
Evil is still evil and why would you vote for evil or a pile of crap?
In life we can choose who we give our time and energy to. This includes how and where we spend our money.
In essence when you buy consumer goods you are voting with your money. Research who you are buying from first.
A way to resolve the issues that seem to be plaguing the political system and the consumer culture in American society is to turn your back on them both.
There is a movie franchise called Nightmare on Elm Street. The first of the series was released in the mid-1980’s and, to those who don’t know, the creepy man pictured was killing innocent kids in their sleep as revenge against their parents who burned him alive because he was a monster.
In this movie Johnny Depp (his first acting role) plays a kid named Glen and at one point tells the protagonist, Nancy, played by Heather Langenkamp, that there is an old Native myth that says the way to destroy evil is to turn your back on it and that act takes its power away.
In the end, Nancy does just this and Freddy dies. (Spoiler alert: only for a while).
I advise doing the same with the political hacks in Washington, D.C. and their corporate crony masters.
And a friendly reminder, folks: If voting mattered they wouldn’t let us do it.