Register to vote.
If you live in Ohio, you have until October 6th. After that, those who are still not registered, have proven themselves ill educated. (Here’s why.)
If you already are registered to vote, please find two people who aren’t. And get them to register. (Send them this post.)
Please Think About This
…and send it to your friends who are not registered:
“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.”
That incitement is from David Foster Wallace‘s “The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and The Shrub” in The Best American Magazine Writing 2001.