No One Died So That I Could Choose The Lesser Evil by Lee Burkett

PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE

Emma Goldman--If voting changed anything

Special thanks to Lee Burkett for permitting me to publish this original piece.

December 18, 2015

Here’s the thing: I am opposed to voting. I make that quite clear, as I also make quite clear my reasons for doing so; that today the vote has no meaning, no power to bring about meaningful change.

On an almost daily basis, as the election circus cranks up, I am confronted by very angry people who demand to know how I can give up this most American, this most democratic right that previous generations fought for, sacrificed for and died for. In my minds eye I imagine them draped in Old Glory while the rockets red glare gives proof through the night that the flag is still there. They say I’m giving up. They say I’m giving in. They say if I don’t vote then I can’t complain.

Well … I support the…

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