Music

Vote Or Die

by Winston "Stone" Ford

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Let’s step away from the music/culture/hip-hop thing for a moment….

Tomorrow, people have a chance to make history again. Tomorrow is a chance for America to make a choice. If you vote yes to the Republican Party, then you’re giving them a pat on the back for their policies in Iraq. You’re giving them a high five for their handling of Hurricane Katrina. You’re giving people like George Allen the okay to call people macaca or RNC leaders like Ken Melman the right to run racist ads against black candidates and lead minority voter suppression efforts.

If you read that first paragraph and don’t plan to vote, then hey, its a free country. Do what you gotta do. But if you want change in this country, take your lazy ass to the voting booth tomorrow, if only for the fact that Republicans want spend millions of dollars to teach abstinence to 29 year olds. That should get you pissed.

And yes, massive voter intimidation and suppression efforts are in the works, as well as suspicious electronic voting machines in Virginia and Flordia. If you see anything flaky please call the National Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Update: HBO’s Hacking Democracy Documentary (Full Version) with download link for Video iPod.


  • http://myspace.com/ladyglock Miss Hipstah

    It really sucks that I can’t go vote at the American embassy. Cause I really would. This crap has got to stop.

    Can someone go vote for me? Please?

  • Dwane

    stone…

    i agree with most of what you say, but i don’t think democrats care about black people more than republicans do. its all about money….and you ain’t gonna get a fair shake if you don’t have it.

  • Stone

    Dwane,

    I hear ya on most fronts…I worked with the DNC and they can be clueless when it comes to black/poor people, but you have to choose the lesser of two evils and the rethugs have done nothing to show that they even want to care about black people.

    Miss Hipstah
    You can’t vote at the US Embassy? Why not??? We need you to vote Maccawitz out!