It gets lonely being one of the few people of color skeptics of Obama and the electoral voting system. It was easier being a woman who wasn’t down with Hillary. All my friends are won over by the King of Change, and I swear before those debates, I think I was singing along to the videos too.
I KNEW Mumia would have some knowledge that would make me not feel so alone. I registered to “ROCK THE VOTE” the other day. I am voting in San Francisco so I can support PROP K to decriminalize prostitutution in San Francisco. Fuck marriage, let’s talk about prostitution. (NO on PROP 8, though) I want to publically state that even though I am voting, I remain entirely skeptical of the system, of Obama’s promises and of his ability to make the kind of Change that we really seek, or if he is really in touch with what that might be. I want to relish in the joy of seeing a Black president, but wonder if anything major will change besides the face of hegemoney (sic).
“But he is better than BUSH!” and “BUSH=McCain!!” and Sarah Palin is INEXPERIENCED! I swear I think that people read taglines and decide to repeat them on every media source. We vow to repeat the same things over and over again so everyone on each binary stays unified. I LOVE MUMIA. (FREE EM ALL!) Ironically the ones who speak the freeest, are in captivity. Maybe I’ll vote for Leonard Peltier, if he’s on the ballot this year.