Who should Yogis vote for? Jocelyn Corbett of YogaVotes says…

Via on Oct 9, 2012

…doesn’t matter.

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25 Responses to “Who should Yogis vote for? Jocelyn Corbett of YogaVotes says…”

  1. Thaddeus Haas Thaddeus1 says:

    Seriously…it's simply dis-ingenious to perpetuate the myth that America is a democracy. It's a republic. If it were a democracy, then people's votes would actually matter and the electoral college wouldn't elect the President, (at the very least). Am I the only one who payed attention in high school civics class? Or maybe, I was the smart one who didn't drink that kool-aid.

    (http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/06/i-dont-vote-neither-should-you/)

  2. paul says:

    Jill Stein http://www.jillstein.org/ is the best candidate out there, she's on the ballot in most states but you can check at http://www.jillstein.org/ballot to see if you can vote for her (possibly as a write in)

    Gary Johnson is a good choice http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/front (he's on the ballot in all states)

  3. elephantjournal says:

    PS: I meant congrats to you on your wedding! How'd it go!?

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  5. Mark Ledbetter says:

    If it makes sense that yogis shouldn't under any circumstances vote for the war machine, then they should vote Jillstein or Johnson. If it makes sense that yogis shouldn't under any circumstances vote for the incarceration of millions for victimless crimes, our own thriving American Gulag,, they should vote for Johnson (don't know the Greens position on that one).

  6. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Another thought. Many songs of praise being sung here to democracy. Well, democracy gave the world Hitler (and Mussolini?), the American war machine, the American Gulag, and a crushing debt load for all the children of all modern democracies of the world.

    Democracy is the lesser god. The greater god is freedom and that can only thrive if the raw power of the state is tightly chained and the high pyramid of centralized power cut down. For that, you have to go back to constitutional government. Gary Johnson is the only choice. His Libertarian Party is the only one with a yogic ahimsa-like founding principle: non-aggression against non-aggressors.

  7. Auki says:

    Unfortunately, in the USA money rules. We're a plutocracy: Rule by the wealthy. :(

    Once again, we have a presidential race between two politicians that have sold their souls to big money, and have in turn been sold to us by their corporate paymasters and the media propaganda elites. All the third party candidates are irrelevant. Its always been a choice between the lesser of two evils. And that lesser evil is Obama… unless you don't care about women, the right for workers to organize, having a healthy environment, or having compassion for poor and underprivileged folks.

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  9. @undefined says:

    I think yoga should be about mind expansion, seeing things clearly (vidya). Presidential politics is more about thought control, lies, distortion, and most dangerous… identification. So I don't think yogis should be involved in yoga the vote. Get out the vote movements are always about prez politics, based on the idea that the more people that vote, the better off we'll be, but there is no evidence for this.

    A real mindful yoga the vote, would be focused solely on local politics. Getting people involved in local elections, learning who's running, and helping spread the word to their neighbors. Prez politics are pretty much bought and paid for. And the lesser of two evils argument is bullshit. I would argue social issues, gay rights, women's rights, made more gains under Bush because more activists were involved.

    Personally, I think yoga and voting don't mix, but support yoga and activism. Teachers should be active in their communities, part of that is knowing who's running in local politics and pointing students to sources on local issues that get zero play in the media. We don't need help in national politics.

    Historically, social gains don't come from voting, they come from protests, picket lines, unions, activism, civil disobedience.

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  12. Valentine says:

    What i don’t understood is in fact how you are no longer actually a lot more neatly-liked than you might be now. You are so intelligent.

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