2008 Election: What’s Really At Stake Here?

3 Sep

Written in repsonse to a comment to “Where Do We Go From Here?” (Thank you to Vicki for taking the time to make such a thoughtful statement).

I agree with you regarding those who are voting purely along gender or racial lines.

For myself, there is more to the story here. I am not a stranger to prejudice. My father came from an Orthodox Jewish family who held a funeral for him when he married my mother, a non-Jew. He was disowned by his own people but when he went to buy his first house in the greater Detroit area in the early 50’s, he was told by the realtor, “there’s only 2 communities you people can move into.”

As a lesbian who has been out for almost 38 years, I have had a few experiences with people’s judgements as well.

We can all make that claim from one standpoint or another. The point is, as Ellen DeGeneres said one time, to act towards those who would judge us with compassion. Compassion is the only way to go.

My favoring Hillary Clinton has to do with her experience. I won’t vote republican because McCain chose a woman VP because the woman’s polical views are vastly different from mine.

But hear my words here. We are all just being entertained. The outcome of this election has already been decided. Go online and research “Zeitgeist” – or just go to http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com. Here you will see how a select few in power have manipulated the populace through the ages. If we don’t wake up soon, we will all just be pawns in someone else’s game.

Whoever wins this election will face serious challenges by well-entrenched lobbies of oil, auto, and other industries who fight change every day because it would cut into their bottom line.

The technology for alternative energy has been ours to have for decades. Cures for cancer, HIV-Aids and other catastophic diseases have been squelched by the pharmaceutical companies. It goes on from there….

We can reclaim a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” but it will require 100% participation. It will require each of us demanding accountability. That takes more than an armchair quarter-back’s participation. It requires involvement, action, responsibility.

It’s achievable. Question: Will we? -Deb Adler

©2008 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved.

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