WHY I WILL NOT BE VOTING IN 2012
I have thought long and hard about my not participating in American electoral politics. Please do not assume that I haven’t approached this decision with great care and consideration. I simply do not feel that voting, just to vote, is a revolutionary act, nor do I feel that my ancestors fought and died for me to participate, via ballot, in a government that has become behold to corporate interests and petty demagogues. There are many ways to participate in Democracy, and my way is through the classroom as an educator. I am casting my ballot towards the future by guiding and training a generation of critical thinkers who can, through their critical and creative facilities, change and transform the American we know today. I have nothing against people who want to pursue change through voting, and I would hope that they hold nothing against me and my particular method of social change.
Posted on February 11, 2012, in Breaking It Down!. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.