In the end, this election is a referendum on trusting the electorate. It's a referendum on democracy itself.
One candidate represents collaboration, optimism... and yes, "change." The other represents fear and greed, and his campaign reflects the lower-order impulses... still frantically sending memo after memo to our lizard brains: Khalidi, Ayers, redistribution... be afraid! And the more this old strategem fails, the harder they try....
But it also reflects a fundamental belief, one held deep in the heart of the powerful elite McCain represents... They think self-government is too important to be left to the voters.
That's why they've condemned Obama's donors, too -- all 30 million
that list of 100 million suspects....
To them, minorities are nothing more than an especially untrustworthy subset of an unsavory crowd.
The only thing that makes a citizen more of a threat than voting is "voting while black." ... creating long waiting lines at "separate but equal" polling places in states like Ohio, despite the fact that what they're doing is no different from what was done under Jim Crow segregation.
It's also why we fight. Don't let up. Vote. Help others vote. Bring camcorders, cell phones, and cameras to your polling place for some election "sousveillance" (surveillance from below.) Document the intrusions. You can sign up here to help track problems, or you can participate in the Election Protection Wiki described here. And work hard over the next few days to get out the vote.
Democracy isn't a subversive activity. It's our way of life, our highest ideal. They will try to overrule the will of the people on Nov. 4. Don't let them.Follow link from here.