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I watched a few of your videos over the past few days. (On my subscription) This was a great one. Nothing has ever been handed to the people, it was only until they worked for it, that they got it. We can’t just blame the corporations, ultimately the government gets the last say.
I’m going to take it one step further than the film. We the people have way more power than we are lead to believe. Power that can’t be taken from us. The power to vote, and I’m not referring to the type of voting that involves politicians. That kind can actually be taken away, but not that it really matters. Politics tends to be a big game of tug-of-war. The republicans win some, they make changes and undo changes made by democrats. The democrats win some, they make changes and undo changes made by republicans. It’s a never ending cycle that keeps things pretty much the way they are. If and when there is real change it is slow in the coming, and it’s usually “we the people” that spur on that change. People in action, not people voting.
The kind of voting I’m talking about can make changes every day without the help of, or interference from politicians. I’m talking about the kind of voting we do every time we reach into our pockets and pull out money. Every time we make a purchase we are voting. Now that’s a powerful vote people don’t even think about the fact that they have. That’s the kind of voting that can make real change sooner rather than later.
Every time you buy something, you’re voting. You vote whether to go green or not. You vote big corporation or mom and pop. You vote made in America or made thousands of miles away in a sweat shop, then shipped half way around the world. You vote big box store or health food store. You vote health food store or farmers’ market. You vote conventional or organic. You vote CAFO or raised on an actual free range farm. We make the world what it is by the things we buy.
Wow, this is deserving of its own post. I’ll have to work on that in the near future.
Now remember to do the right thing and make the right choices the next time and every time you vote. 😉