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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 02:08 PM

19. Voting is a marginal form of political activism...

 

The idea that it takes more than walking into a voting booth to bring about lasting social change is more alien to some than martians landing on the White House lawn.

https://www.iww.org/history/library/MotherJones/autobiography/22

The Autobiography of Mother Jones

(Snip)

Five hundred women got up a dinner and asked me to speak. Most of the women were crazy about women suffrage. They thought that Kingdom-come would follow the enfranchisement of women.

“You must stand for free speech in the streets,” I told them.

“How can we,” piped a woman, “when we haven’t a vote?”

“I have never had a vote,” said I, “and I have raised hell all over this country! You don’t need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!”

Some one meowed, “You’re an anti!”

“I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class,” said I. “But I am going to be honest with you sincere women who are working for votes for women. The women of Colorado have had the vote for two generations and the working men and women are in slavery. The state is in slavery, vassal to the Colorado Iron and Fuel Company and its subsidiary interests.

--Mary Harris (Mother Jones)
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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