Block the Vote, via Mathew Gerson of Econsciousmarket via Rolling Stone.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 21, 2008
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History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. ~ Winston Churchill.

With our culture on the verge of one of the greatest collective sighs of relief ever heard in this little corner of the Milky Way…stretching far and wide through the villages and manors of the world’s inhabitants, might I dare taint the anticipation of this exalted exhalation by tipping my hat toward the past for one brief moment, from a small but not insignificant little fact called…


We learn from history that we learn nothing from history. ~George Bernard Shaw:

What if the impossible becomes the real? What if we have another Florida in 2000? Or perhaps Ohio in 2004?

What if the election is already counted deep within the black boxes of a big business-controlled paperless voting machine or in the intimidation tactics and purging of our voters from their country’s given right and honor?

Without intending to stir the pot of conspiracy, paranoia and fear, I simply posit a simple question that has seen the light of day  twice in the last 10 years.

And then? Well that’s my next question, would it serve our democracy if the collective will (you and you and you and me) of the American People is left dangling by the side of the road and we, each and every one of us took no ownership of its passing?

Should we be preparing in any way, shape or form (collective strike, organized and effective protest?) for a not less than zero chance that the reason Mr. McCain was able to be so extraordinarily careless and cavalier in his choice of V.P. is that he knows something that we don’t know?

eConsciousMarket. Giving. It's the New Getting.

This post comes courtesy Mathew Gerson of, whose inspiration (and depression) came courtesy: Block the Vote by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Greg Palast in the current issue (#1064) of Rolling Stone.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Block the Vote, via Mathew Gerson of Econsciousmarket via Rolling Stone.”

  1. marlowe fawcett says:

    well, for one, if mccain knew that the election was rigged he wouldn't have picked palin for sure! but i get your point.

    what if we just all envision an obama victory like in "the secret"….would that work?

    hugs and love as always to all true elephants.