Hillary Clinton will be our next president. Trump is tanking in every poll, and stands a snowball’s chance in Hell at winning this election, especially after he is embarrassed in the first debate (and he will be embarrassed). His relatively small cadre of angry white voters aren’t enough to propel him into office. The GOP has put up perhaps the single worst presidential candidate in modern American history. Even Hillary supporters have realized this, and have pulled back a bit on the shameless fear-mongering and condescending finger-wagging.
So, since a Clinton victory is inevitable (as I predicted as far back as the night before the first Super Tuesday of the primaries: https://selfaware1.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/super-tuesday-2016-analysis-and-predictions/), here are some ways you can spend your time, INSTEAD of going to a voting booth and casting a vote for Hillary, that will have a far more meaningful impact on the world:
– Write a well-argued public blog or FB post exposing and criticizing the un-democratic nature of American elections.
– Have a discussion with your children about the importance of political and social engagement.
– Donate a small amount of money to a good charity or cause.
– Research the requirements for running for local public office, and if you meet the requirements, run.
– Participate in a protest, rally, or march in your town or city; and use it as an opportunity to network with other like-minded activists in order to lay the groundwork for more political action in the future.
– Watch (and comprehend) a documentary about the causes of the 2008 economic recession or how the influence of money in our political system dramatically skews the focus of our government in favor of the rich and powerful, and then tell someone else about it.
– Have a deep political discussion with a friend, family member, co-worker, or neighbor.
– Consciously abstain from voting for either of the candidates offered up by the dictatorship of the wealthy, and let as many people as possible know exactly *why* you are consciously abstaining.
– Plant a tree or a small garden in your back yard; increasing the biodiversity of the small patch of land in your possession.
– Pick up litter on the side of the road or the shore of a river/lake/ocean and recycle what you can.
Any and all of these activities will be more beneficial to you, and to your community, than casting a vote for either Trump or Hillary.