Perhaps a Romney win on Tuesday is the best thing that could happen to change the destructive course the American Empire is on. A Romney win will mean more inaction on climate change, more drill-baby-drill, more war, more imperialism, more drones, more loss of civil liberties, more inequality, and more Wall Street criminal activity. Of course, this will all go on with four more years of Obama as well. So why would a Romney win be good for America?
Over the past four years, a large segment of the population (Democrats and Liberals) has been absent. Absent from their criticism of the current administration’s policies. Do you support fracking? Do you support drilling in the Arctic? Do you support the drone-bombing of civilians? Do you support imperial wars, like Libya? Do you support the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan? Do you support the persecution of whistleblowers? Do you support expanded imperial executive powers? Do you support Wall Street shenanigans? I hope not. Would you have protested if these things were done by McCain/Palin? Yes? So where have you been while Obama has been doing them? You were not in the streets with the Occupy Movement. The anti-war movement has taken a vow of silence over the past four years. The climate crisis is spiraling out of control with nary a peep from those who support the party in power.
The Republicans will stab you in the chest, while the Democrats will stab you in the back; but, if you see it coming, you may fight back. That is why a Romney win may be a blessing in disguise. What this country needs to pull itself out of the abyss is a mass movement of people in the streets, a general strike, mass boycotts, and mass resistance. This will not happen with Obama as President, and in another four years many will still be arguing that we need to vote for the lesser of two evils as we go deeper into the abyss.
If Romney wins, I will be in the streets. Come join me. I have missed you over the past four years.
“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” – Howard Zinn