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“This is it Charlie Brown, if you
vote one more time, there will be
I survived two days at the Wisconsin State Fair. By survived I mean surviving from being stuffed with cream puffs, ice cream, brats, beer and fries. I was looking forward to a homemade Middle Eastern eggplant my wife was making tonight with eggplant from our front yard garden. This was going to be my first real food dinner since Thursday night when I was the cook. However in the middle of her preparation she got a phone call from a friend who was parked in our driveway waiting for her. A Barry Manilow concert she was going to attend with friends months ago had been cancelled and rescheduled for tonight. She rushed out telling me to finish making the dinner. I was thinking about in when my son who was here with my granddaughter suggested I order a Rocky Rococo pizza. I thought for a moment and chose the pizza. So the fast foods of the last few days lead to more fast food.
In life I find the way to something is usually the same as the means you choose to get to the goal. Many people believe that the way to peace is war though history has shown that peace is the only way to peace and war leads to more war. Eating leads to more eating, silence to more silence, writing leads to more writing and violence to more violence. The ends and means need to be the same for real change.
Some friends are upset when I talk about not voting in elections or voting for Nobody. They remind me that voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’ is better than not voting at all. I do not agree and believe that the means of voting for someone whose values and morals you do not agree with is giving more power to the end you do not want to see. The more you vote for the lesser evil the more you vote for the lesser evil.
Is life circular? I do not think so. But the more you do something the more you do something. If we lived in a democracy where the more you voted the more you could vote for someone who represents you, I would vote. But without a true democracy the more you vote the more you vote and nothing changes. Be careful what you do for you may do more of it. More means more.
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