On voting and Thoreau

The day,

is trying to decide,

blue,

or,

gray,

anybody’s guess,

as to the outcome,

Will the south rise again?

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I’ve been reading,

Civil Disobedience,

by Henry David Thoreau,

it’s very good,

clear,

conscise,

strong,

and very opinionated,

as to the role,

of government.

You have to wonder,

what Homeland security,

would think of it,

today,

might be considered,

seditious,

no-

it would be,

considered,

seditious.

Easy to understand,

how this work,

had a such,

an influence,

on both Gandhi,

and,

Martin Luther King.

I was raised to believe,

in democracy,

the rule of the majority,

the rule of law.

I still believe,

that the majority,

by this, I don’t mean the forty percent of the sixty percent who vote and most times elect our governments, I mean a real majority.

will,

most times,

make the right decision,

what can I say I’m an optimist:-)

it may not have been,

my decision,

but,

it will be for the greater good.

But,

as things stand,

in our current ‘democracies’

people don’t vote,

and I’ve gotten,

to the point,

where I wonder,

if,

maybe they aren’t,

right,

in doing so,

or rather not,

doing so.

We vote,

our choices are,

to be brutally honest,

pathetic,

and we do this,

why?

In order to say,

we do our part,

but, do we?

Isn’t voting for people,

and parties for whom,

we have so little respect,

just another form,

of,

apathy.

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right, and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right, but, I am not vitally¬†concerned that that right shall prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. It’s obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency.¬† Civil Disobedience-Henry David Thoreau

Maybe,

anarchy,

is the answer.

Not looting and destruction,

Anarchy.

Food for thought.

Let me chew some more.

Later girls,

BB