In less than a week, Americans will be heading to their respective voting stations to cast their ballots. And for the first time since Bush Jr. was running for president, I’m actually frightened. Terrified actually. Yes, I realize that I’m not an American, and yes, I realize that it’s not my presidential election, but in the current state of the world that we live in, this election effects us all. The thing is, our culture, our financial sector, and many of our ideals, (I hate to say it), are all weighted by the state of the United States. So this 2012 election is of great importance, not only because Mitt Romney has spent his career sabotaging local business, outsourcing and banking in the Caymans, but for the first time in a long time, human rights are on the agenda. Human rights.
Of all things in this world, there isn’t anything, anything at all, that is of this much significance. And, when there is a representative, who outwardly stands against fundamental rights, heath care, rights to manage our own bodies, pay equality and marriage rights, then how, just how could you vote for him? It’s like you’re all being given a chance to actually make a difference. A real difference. How could you not jump at the chance for it?
You have the opportunity, to look beyond yourself and vote for a man who believes in making change for the global good via green energy, health care, equal rights, and strengthening infrastructure. You have the opportunity to make this world better for many, not richer for few.
The sad thing is that it seems that many are unsatisfied with the progress that Obama made. The thing is, when building, you must first start with a foundation. But when you’re handed a sinkhole, it takes a while to start seeing the sky. Remember that the basement comes first. Things have been moving upward, not just financially, but morally.
This is your chance. Vote for your kids, vote for your neighbours, vote for women, and your gay best friend, vote for those of us who can’t vote. Vote Obama and save us all from going backwards. Please. I’m begging you.