Not Voting Sends Strong Signal

Not Voting Sends Strong Signal

 

Not voting sends a strong signal! Not voting when one has options sends a powerful message of uncertainty; a sentiment tremendously disliked by stock markets, and, therefore, wealthy corporations and governments.

 

The new civil disobedience is uncertainty and its bedfellow change. Parties with the most to lose will use fear and the same promises to sway voters. Remember that this fear is not your fear (the voter), it is their fear of losing because of unbroken promises.

 

Election is the people’s opportunity to excise the will of the people. And not voting, exercises that power by deeming the choices unacceptable.

 

Currently, in the USA, Democrats are afraid that minorities, particularly in communities of color,  will not mindlessly vote Democrats, so fear of the GOP racist regime is used maintain undeserved loyalty. In effect, Americans vote against candidates rather than for a candidate.

 

In the last several years, a Democratic president and senate, improving economy and sky-rocketing markets, have not changed the dire plight and future of black and brown people. As a matter of fact, that future appears dimmer as access to quality healthcare, education, and housing diminishes, and police violence creates adversarial trajectories.

 

How do people hold politicians accountable?

 

Elections!  As noted, laws are helpful but cannot be relied upon for justice.  Demanding accountability means Change… and change means not accepting the status quo.

 

Making a third option available in a two-party system: That third option is not to vote. Choosing the third option is a POWERFUL option of protest because of the element of uncertainty. Orchestrated well, uncertainty can evolve into   a viable people’s party.

 

 

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”  – Malcolm X

 

Choice enables creativity as well as communicates preference. Continuing to vote for the two parties means accepting the rules of broken and corrupt systems, as well as unwitting support of  injustices. To vote for a candidate out of fear is an illusion of choice, compounded by lack of justice.

 

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

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Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

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