NO YOU DON’T HAVE TO VOTE EVERY SINGLE ELECTION CYCLE IN ORDER TO HAVE A LONG TERM IMPACT ON THE POLITICAL PROCESS. Anybody who told you otherwise HAS LIED TO YOU. The key concept here is LONG TERM IMPACT.
Do I think that you are dumb for believing that we have to vote no matter what?
Do I think that you are dumb for believing that our ancestors died for us to have the right to vote, and therefore we must vote every election cycle no matter what?
Do I think that you are dumb for believing that voting every election cycle is the only way or the most important way to impact the political process?
No, I don’t think that you are dumb, nor do I think that you are stupid or uneducated. But I do believe that YOU HAVE BEEN CIVICLY MISEDUCATED. I also believe that you have been brainwashed by the political parties that have targeted your group into believing that you have to vote every election cycle- of course that’s because they want you to vote for them.
Ask yourself this question; was your vote for Hillary meant to effectuate changes for black people long term? Or was your vote for Hillary only a vote to elect the lesser of two evils because you believe that you have to vote every election cycle? In fact, I would rather you tell me that you voted for Hillary ONLY to have a female president than for you to tell me that you did it because you absolutely had to vote no matter what – or because your ancestors died for you to have the right to vote.
Please, I am begging you, STOP REPEATING THAT NONSENSE. Our ancestors did not die for us to HAVE TO BLINDLY VOTE every election cycle OR TO VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS. No they did not. They died for us to have the right to have the CHOICE OR OPTION TO VOTE, just like they also died for us to have the choice to go to an integrated school.
No, we don’t have to go to an integrated school if the only choices are a KKK and a Nazi school, just like we don’t have to vote in an election cycle if that vote does more harm than it helps our cause LONG TERM. Again the key concept here is LONG TERM POLITICAL IMPACT AND GOAL.
Now tell me this, how do you expect any political party to take you seriously if you never MAKE THEM EARN YOUR VOTE? How do you expect them to address your UNIQUE issues and social problem IF THEY DON”T HAVE TO IN ORDER TO GET YOUR VOTE. Just think about it for a moment.
Someone Will Be Elected No Matter What
Yes someone will be elected no matter what. Stop worrying about who is occupying the oval office or any other public post for that matter SHORT TERM (for 2 or 4 years), and WORRY INSTEAD ABOUT MAKING POLITICAL CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL PARTIES EARN YOUR VOTE IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO STAND A CHANCE.
in order to effectuate changes long term. In other words, WORRY ABOUT HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS CAN HAVE THE BEST LONG TERM RESULTS FOR YOURSELF, YOUR COMMUNITY, AND YOUR CHILDREN.
Oh, I almost forgot, please don’t even try to insult my intelligence with that supreme court nomination nonsense, as the same logic above still applies. How do you expect any political party to nominate judges who are sympathetic to black causes IF THEY DON”T HAVE TO. The United States Supreme Court only gives us relief from white supremacy whenever their moral whims lead them to it, be it democratic appointees or republican appointees. FOLKS, WE SERIOUSLY NEED TO USE THAT FRONTAL LOBE MORE EFFECTIVELY.
MAKE THEM EARN YOUR VOTES FIRST. THAT’S HOW EVERY OTHER GROUP PARTICIPATES IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS, SO WHY SHOULDN’T BLACK PEOPLE?