You might think it's silly to care which talking
head takes the reins of this country come 2005,
but I believe it matters. And, call me a dreamer,
I believe my vote counts. And, call me paranoid,
I believe John boring-ass Kerry is the only hope
for this country.
My reasoning is simple. I believe our country
should be respectful of individuals-- individuals'
thoughts, needs and dreams. I believe government
should facilitate the ability of its citizens
to think, fulfill their needs, and dream. And
I believe the administration of George W. Bush--contrary
to the "small government" promises of his Republican
Party's charter--is against this. From what I've
seen the Bush administration prefers impersonal
all-powerful corporate control, prefers to think
of the economy in macro rather than micro terms,
prefers citizens to fall in line like zombies.
Americans are not of one mind. They are not of
one faith. They are not of one tradition. Americans
who feel they should have the right to tell other
Americans how to live (i.e. not be gay, not have
abortions, not be a Mexican immigrant laborer,
etc.) are anti-democracy and anti-Republican.
And they are voting for Bush. If you like thinking
for yourself, you need to vote against him.
believe if George W. and Co. are allowed another
four years, they will perfect their restrictive
Taliban-like social hegemony, will expand their
corporate-sponsored oligarchy, will sacrifice
the dreams of our nation's billions on the altar
of capitalistic greed.
Capitalism is good. Small government is good.
Although the Republican Party champions both,
they would have that the responsibility that
comes with power is absent in capitalism, is
anti-small government. That they have amassed
so much power in the last four god-awful years
is terrifying. I believe that another four will
fuck us irrevocably.
Lately I've been listening to the liberal talk
shows at work. Lately when they take a break
from Bush-bashing they've been calling for a
ban on assault weapons. Nobody needs semi-automatic
rifles, they say. Unless--PATTI HEARST!--you
need to take back the power your government
has wrested from you.
But wait. Wrested from whom? Who is goddamn
voting here? It better be you, strippers, rockers,
whores. And you better be voting against Bush.
You will be wearing the equivalent of a burkha
after four more years of G.W. The prospect of
gainful employment with respectable compensation
and freedom to choose freedom could soon be
It is up to you to Fuck the Vote, Exotic
readers. Bush & Co.'s money is very
persuasive. It's already convinced many of us
that our voices will never be heard. But don't
give in just yet. Buy an assault rifle just
in case, and in the meantime give away table
dances to boys who register--at the bar!--to
There really is no option this year, folks.
The whole fucking world is holding its breath.
Get Bush out before it's too late. Here is an
Election 2004 haiku for you:
buy an assault rifle--
Your voice counts at Exotic. Just look
at Frank H.! He lobbied tirelessly for an Editor's
Page of naughty Viva pix. After months of waging
an expensive campaign, he won! You can, too.