The US 2008 Elections and the Rest of the World

With 70% of America now online, a new force comes into play in the 2008 election which has never been of much importance to Americans. The rest of the world. The results of the 2008 elections and the candidates chosen will have a dramatic effect on global stability. While they may not have a vote, they do have a voice, and they can do a lot of work persuading Americans to make the right choice. Ideally the choice of a politician willing to stop US warmongering and to concentrate instead on making the US into a healthy rational peaceful country, which would be better for everyone (apart from a small number of rich people running arms companies, who, quite frankly, deserve a slow ignominious death).

Actually, whenever I turn on the telly and see 4 channels of American imported junk, and have to endure identikit strips of Macdonalds and KFC's, I think I deserve a vote too. Then I look at the crap UK imported junk TV and the crap homemade NZ junk TV and realise that the problem lies not in the country of origin, but in the medium. Maybe the same could be said about nationalistic party politics.

Anyway, there you go, Rest of the World. There's your challenge. Persuade and cajole your American cuzzies to vote for Paul, Gravel or Kucinich. Shit, just persuade them to get out and vote, or to put some thought into the choice they are making and how many lives other than their own it will affect. To some Americans their vote is still decided on which party will give them more money or job security next year, but to millions in Iran (for example) it is literally a matter of life and death.

So America, please stop electing warmongers. Pretty please. We'd go back to liking you and saying how swell y'all are. Then you'll be less scared of us, and we'll be less scared of you, and all will be well.

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