you’ll see

According to MSNBC (television, not website), an unconfirmed AP report says Kerry has called Bush to concede.

I know this election had more issues than the presidential race, but, aside from the stem-cell research in California, every one of them is disappointing me right now. I got so worked up about it all that I forgot to take my Cipro before bed last night.

Yes, I’m disappointed in the election results. Yes, I wish Kerry had won resoundingly, not because I believe in who he is now but because I believe in who he could become. But what angers me more than anything else is hearing 18-29 year olds bragging about how they didn’t vote. “Voting is a choice, not a right,” they explain. “I made my statement by not saying anything at all. I didn’t like any of the candidates, so why vote for them?”

Wait a few years. You’ll feel like an asshole for doing it in a few years when you actually give a shit about anything outside yourself. That’s called “guilt” and you feel it when you grow this thing called a “conscience”. Because when you vote, you don’t just vote for yourself. You vote for your friends and your family, as well as younger citizens who can’t vote yet. You vote for where you live and how it fits into the rest of the world. Your silence ensures status quo or worse.

But I won’t have to go on explaining this, because you’ll see. You’ll see.

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