Oliver Stone might have voted for Ron Paul if he could have,
but when it comes to Mitt Romney he stated, “I’m not voting for that idiot.” The
fact that Oliver Stone supports Obama for this election might be overlooked
with headlines like “Oliver Stone Rips Obama”. Even if you don’t think that
this book is for you, you should still agree to seek the truth.
People often state that they do not like Michael Moore, and
then admit that they have not seen one of his documentaries. I was so moved by Sicko, that at one point I
refused to talk to anyone about healthcare unless they had seen the movie.
Another eye-opener is Capitalism: A Love Story.
stated, "Democracy is not a spectator sport, it's a participatory event.
If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy. So Obama will rise
or fall based not so much on what he does but on what we do to support
him." How could we possibly select the best presidential candidate when we
have the news to give us updates on “Dancing with the Stars”?
race is close because we often select our presidents the same way we select
what we eat. “Let’s see, should I have the hamburger and fries or the veggie
sub?” They both look good, but only one is good for you. Vote based on appearance and you might be swayed by my
favorite actor’s over-simplified statements to an empty chair.
Recently in New
England a small earthquake occurred, and soon afterward a hurricane. Based on
appearances alone, you might conclude that a volcano is next. Most people
realize that the odds of a volcano erupting soon in New England are
astronomically small, but they will still vote with their guts instead of
utilizing sites like FactCheck.org. They will say, “May I please have two cheeseburgers,
cheesy fries, and the vanilla republican?”
appearances sake, a hurricane tends to help the incumbent in the polls. I sincerely hope that all your family and
friends were unhurt by Sandy, but when the one percent’s Trump-tie candidate
asks for more “horses and bayonets”, I have to think to myself, “Barack you
like a hurricane!”
Don Brown (author
and blogger at TheGreaterReality.com)