Conner Habib voted yesterday, but for whom?
Regardless of who wins this election: It’s time to start viewing politics in the same way many of us view religion. Political structures are outdated, hopelessly out of touch, murderous, deceitful, and broken beyond repair. We may have our own political feelings and thoughts, but just as our spirituality is no longer represented by religious institutions, neither are any of our political feelings represented by politicians or our existing political structures.
A vote for Obama is ultimately inconsequential, even if he wins. He’s still engaged in murder, terror, torture, war, coercion, and lies. If you vote for him, you’re MORE responsible for his actions, not less, since you supported him (the same, of course, goes for Romney). Our responsibility now is not merely to vote, it’s to see through the shallow controlling structures that envelope our lives, and to ACT, to work to make a better world.
Right now, voting is necessary, but it’s a small act. People sometimes hide behind voting, but it’s not large enough to conceal their lack of effort after the voting is done. Freedom depends on effort every day, not merely the short moments behind the curtain.
If you really care about freedom, vote for it every day with all your actions, words, and thoughts. Otherwise your official, government-sanctioned vote is shallow and all but worthless.
Conner Habib, missing the big picture.
And it’s not just that he’s missed the big picture about Obama (a president who, while flawed, has done more for the vast majority of underprivileged and underrepresented Americans than any other president in the past 40 years), it’s also that he’s failed to grasp the big picture about electoral consequences in general. Our votes for Obama were of huge consequence. Not voting for Obama or casting a vote for his opponent would have reversed the policies of the past four years, halted the country’s slow but steady shift to progressivism, and no doubt brought back a political climate and a social environment less conducive to the change, actions, and thoughts that Conner Habib is longing for.
American elections and politicians aren’t going away, so let’s make them work to our advantage. Obama isn’t just the lesser of two evils, he’s the greatest shot Conner Habib ever had.