Hello, still feeling a bit crap but back to normal soon I’m sure. As a result what might be my shortest post ever but today is a notable day for many it would seem so I can’t ignore what is taking place across the country.
It’s election day in America after 2 years of campaigning, an outrageous bore that resulted in over $2 billion spent on the campaigns. I do believe it is an important day but don’t expect either candidate to ban Coldplay, endorse The Clash nor be able to fix all that ails the nation. Same as it ever was I suppose. I wish Joe was still with us as I’m sure he would have toured the US during October just to be near the mayhem that has taken place. Amazingly in a democracy it all comes down to how voters in 8 or 9 states act, as someone on the radio said this morning “People in the UK have as much to do with who becomes President as people in the other 41 states”. Quite simplistic I realize but surely every vote should count, the popular vote is proper democracy. If you live in certain states and lean one way or the other politically I can fully understand why you may feel your vote is wasted.
I prefer what Joe Strummer says:
“When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, cause hey, it’s not your fault, it’s his fault, over there”
Voting matters, I do wish there was more choice and a greater sense of involvement. Apathy is the biggest enemy, but politicians aren’t going to mend your life, it’s up to you. I’ll be back after the dust settles.