Happy Election Day! I got up very early and voted at the Croation Cultural Center. I could have voted early or done a mail in ballot or any number of other things, but I really like the Croation Cultural Center and waiting until the actual day gives me an excuse to poke around inside. Oh, and looking at my schedule of reviews, today is weirdly going to be all about female vengeance, so that’s kind of a cool theme
Even if you have to stand in line, even if it makes you miss a shift at work, even if you are scared of protestors or campaigners outside the polling line, DO IT!!! Consistently, polling shows that the majority of people in America don’t agree with the politicians, but the politicians don’t care, because the majority of people don’t vote. If you want America to start reflecting the concerns of people of color, young people, and everyone else who doesn’t feel heard, we need to show that we will show up and help elect people. Or not elect them. If you don’t choose “the better of two bad options”, then the worse of the two bad options will keep winning. And if you need more information, here is google’s voter tool: https://www.google.com/search?q=where+do+i+vote#eob=va/4/16/
If I could find that “Vote” song from Classmates on youtube, I would post it for this message. Don’t forget to Vote! More importantly, don’t forget to register!!! The election is weeks away, but the registration deadline in your state may be coming up soon. This link will give you information for your state.
I watched Classmates! After getting obsessed with it once I found out I couldn’t have it (this is also why I ended up ordering Traffic on DVD. It’s a sickness!). Well, that and after hearing about it in all sorts of places as being a landmark in the evolution of the Malayalam film industry.