Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 27, 2012, 8:27 a.m. EST by ogoj11
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Let's face it. Right now this seems to be the issue most discussed here. Everyone seems agreed that Obama is "the lesser of 2 evils." But are there any rules to decide whether to vote for the lesser evil?
One position is: Vote for the lesser evil no matter how small the difference. Even if one less drone is dropped, one more person gets health care...
An opposite position is: No compromises with principles. No voting unless serious systemic change is coming.
Most people are in between. Here's my question. How bad does Obama have to be for you to say "No!"? So he called his cops out to throw us out of DC? So he bailed the banks and expanded the war? At what point do you say Obama is just too much of a sell out?
My position: Don't vote! Why? The primary purpose of elections is to legitimate the rulers. What really scares them, what really wins reforms, is widespread alienation from the endless blah blah blah of their talking games. We should concentrate on building solidarity, prepare for a lifetime of resistance, join hands with the immigrants, expose racism, expose the phony holiness of the sexists and the homophobes.
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