Thursday, November 29, 2007

Do you want a symbol of change or real change?

sym·bol (sĭm'bəl) pronunciation
n.
  1. Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible. See synonyms at sign.
  2. A printed or written sign used to represent an operation, element, quantity, quality, or relation, as in mathematics or music.
  3. Psychology. An object or image that an individual unconsciously uses to represent repressed thoughts, feelings, or impulses: a phallic symbol.
tr.v., -boled, -bol·ing, -bols.

To symbolize.

[Middle English symbole, creed, from Old French, from Latin symbolum, token, mark, from Greek sumbolon, token for identification (by comparison with a counterpart) : sun-, syn- + ballein, to throw.] - copied and pasted from answers.com


This country is OBSESSED with symbols.

Yellow Ribbon
Dollar Bills
The Flag
Crosses
GREEN
BLUE
RED

You want a woman president because it would be symbolic? A woman president would REPRESENT A CHANGE in our current political system but will Hillary actually change anything?



IF you or someone you care about is going to vote for Hillary Clinton feel free to ask them why. Ask them if they would be satisfied with a symbol instead of the real deal:



Hillary Clinton is a powerful, wise, beautiful woman but she is party to beliefs and actions that do not coincide with my values and NEEDS.

5 comments:

Ste. Goldie said...

So this post is a mish mash of a bunch of ideas:

1. Symbolism Vs Reality
2. Feminist Politics
3. Corruption

I posted it to give my ideas some room to breath. Hopefully soon I will have a truly persuasive argument that is detailed and clear.

M said...

I have the most extensive group of Edwards videos (120 presently) available anywhere. None are Tivoed as I actually go to the events and record them. You can see them on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=OneCarolinaGirl However, if you would like to hear full-length John Edwards speeches, I have those on VSocial as YouTube restrictions don't allow enough time. Here is the length to the full length videos. http://www.vsocial.com/user/?d=123716&p=uploads

Ste. Goldie said...

M -- Thank you the links to your videos!

tbone said...

r u keeping tabs anymore

i am politically lost

Ste. Goldie said...

I'm keeping tabs... I've been off the radar. waiting for Iowa to blow over... I guess my vacation is over!