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Voting Wisdom

Hi everyone, it’s Laura again.
      Anita will start posting again in a few days. Until then, I will be putting up some of Hunter’s words as Anita calls them in to me. So, not to worry, Anita’s midterms won’t be getting in the way of your HST wisdom fix.
      Today’s quote comes from the last page of Hey Rube and is especially pertinent with the next election looming less than a month away.

“Politics is the Art of Controlling Your Environment”
That is one of the key things I learned in these years, and I learned it the hard way. Anybody who thinks that “it doesn’t matter who’s President” has never been Drafted and sent off to fight and die in a vicious, stupid War on the other side of the World–or been beaten and gassed by police for trespassing on public property–or been hounded by the IRS for purely political reasons–or locked up in the Cook County Jail with a broken nose and no phone access and twelve perverts wanting to stomp your ass in the shower. That is when it matters who is President or Governor or Police Chief. That is when you will wish you had voted.

–Hunter S. Thompson, Hey Rube

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