is simply to change the face attached to the hand around your throat. Those in power will remain in power regardless of whether they are represented by a donkey or an elephant. voting is a farce designed to give us as citizens the impression that we have the ability to effect politics in this country. did you know that women were finally given the right to vote to appease them because the patriarchal government was afraid that if they didn't, then the womens movement would actually become a real threat? if you feel it is worthwhile to vote, do it, but please recognize that we need to be working on deconstructing the system of oppression and exploitation and building real communities in the face of this impersonal and homogenizing culture. it is not enough to drop your ballot, indeed, relative to the desperation of the global situation, it is nothing.