POEM: The Largesse Hope Passable

Its knot
A bout winning
bickering
Aisle let go
Out come
The largesse
Becoming passable

I Don't Want My Country Back, I Want My Country Forward POLITICAL BUTTONThis poem is about movement compared to electoral politics.  Electoral is defined by the box.  The box in the United States is the least accessible of any western democracy.  We do not have universal voter registration.  We have a gauntlet of barriers winnowing out registered voters.  This is all undergirded by widespread illiteracy.  The typical American neither knows nor cares about voter ignorance or apathy.  Though in the the daze after the election they may complain about whichever one won: ignorance or apathy.  Less than half of the eligible votes in are even cast, so at best a plurality of a fraction of the electorate are deciding elections.  This fate is worsened by the that a few elites select the even fewer candidates in which to throw our ballot.  Do You Suffer From Electile Dysfunction? The inability to be aroused by any political candidate POLITICAL BUTTONIf is the of politics, then the United States has the most artful in the so-called free world.   is essentially responding to the question: Who will I to govern over me?  I strongly suspect that non- is less a manifestation of being in liberty than endemic electile dysfunction.  In America, is damned if you do, dammed if you don’t!  The bickering partisan, as a rule, wins.  I Don't Care Which Party Is In Control, I Don't Want To Be Controlled POLITICAL BUTTONMovement is the larger that changes the winds in the rigged sale of democracy.  Movement is our best for see change.  Weather it’s the Black Lives Matter movement, the queer movement, or the peace movement, such movements open up new possibilities, not merely passabilities.  There is a slew of slick proposals for every won that can carry us across the threshold.  While electoral is bettor characterized buy having having their pants down, movement is bottom up, shooting for the moon that professional politicians only shake their heads at.  In a hurricane of parties of NO, top-down wants US to exchange our liberty for some shiny beads around our neck. A ballot is like a bullet. You don't throw your ballots until you see a target, and if that target is not in reach, keep your ballot in your pocket. Malcolm X quote POLITICAL BUTTONMovement is about gloriously saying YES, nonetheless, being very choosy about who or what consenting to.  The largesse that movement taps into reflects the highest form of consent.  And with to movement we can inaugurate healthy relationships, not merely beholden or hopelessly screwy.

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