I remember as a child listening to the election returns and laughing at some of the write in votes that would come in such as Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny
and other cartoon characters. There was always one write in vote that I found somewhat disturbing; Satan or the Devil. I always wondered what type of
person would actually vote for the personification of evil to run this country of ours.
As I grew up and learned more about how this country of mine is really run, I think I have come to understand those votes that disturbed me in my
youth. They weren’t actually voting for Satan for president, they were sending the message that they understood how the system was set up against us
and they refused to make a false choice between two evils.
As we approach our quadrennial election pageant, representatives of our two-headed Hydra (that would be the Democratic and Republican Parties)
will plead for our vote. To the extent that the Hydra analogy is accurate, there is no place else to go. Whether you see it as one party or two
parties, it is impossible to win the vote without the material support of elites. That has been locked down by the Hydra. So why vote?
The Kremlin was not defensive about Stalin’s wins at the polls. Instead it could boast of the many millions that affirmed the leadership on that
day. It didn’t matter that it was a ballot of one because, crucially, the ballot had been validated. The people’s vote signified continuance of
the state. The Hydra is always promising change, but an individual’s vote for it is always about continuance. It is unrealistic to expect anything
else because the elite interests that are so firmly entrenched in our society are not about to be undone by the party, or parties if you prefer it,
that represent them.
‘Get out the vote’ is a plea for continuance, certainly not a plea for a radical party, meaning not a real plea for change. An individual longing
for change within the current system, i.e., no revolution, faces a choice of two infinitesimals. Voting for a radical, or withholding the vote. The
wisest choice may be, learning from the Soviet experience, that it is best not to validate the system by participating in it. Even better may be the
active choice of registering, going to the polls, and returning a blank ballot to signify the illegitimacy of a coercive election apparatus that
essentially stifles radical party growth. Even better would be if blank ballots were categorized as such and counted. Like said, it’s infinitesimal,
but a universe started that way.
Imagine the panic that would set in when the number of blank ballots reached sufficiently high. Pressure from below. The only thing that has ever
mattered. There is something here for game theorists. What if I return a blank ballot, but there is no cooperation and the wrong person is elected? No
loss. Following described circumstances, the wrong person is always elected.
Sure, we could go the route they recommend and return an empty ballot but, empty
ballots are not counted and, in the end will be easily ignored by those in power. We could write in “empty” but, then they might count those votes
as being for the “empty chair president” Obama. We could vote for Satan or the Devil but, in this day and age, those names have lost their power.
Besides, with our luck, Old Nick would show up in the flesh to accept the position. Some may decide to make a principled stand and vote 3rd party but,
if the Republicans have their way, we won’t even have that option in many states.
I think the best option is to vote Cthulhu for president in 2012. Cthulhu is a literary figure who personifies the ultimate evil that seeks to devour
us all but; he is only a fictional character after all. Best of all, there are already
up and running supporting his candidacy so he’s
already an established and familiar name in this election year. Best of all, his campaign slogan says exactly why we are casting our votes in this
way; because we are sick and tired of being forced to choose between the lesser of two evils.
This year, I have decided to refuse to continue to validate their corrupt system which forces us to choose between two nearly identical candidates who
are both bad for America. I have decided to send a message to the establishment that I am no longer fooled by their two-party charade and will not
participate in their corrupt electoral system.
You may say I am throwing away my vote but, I strongly believe that a vote for ANY establishment candidate is a vote thrown away. I believe the
strongest way to use my vote is to cast it in favor of the one who will really send a message to the powers that be. The one who says I am not fooled
and refuse to be their pawn anymore. I choose Cthulhu and offer him (it?) my full endorsement (for what little that’s worth) in this election. I
suggest that anyone else who is sick of our bogus election system join me so we can let the establishment know that they aren’t fooling us and we
refuse to validate their corrupt system anymore.
Vote Cthulhu in 2012 and send a real message to those in power and maybe help to wake up a few more sheeple while you’re at it.
Besides, imagine how much more fun the debates would be to watch with Cthulhu in the running?
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