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Wikimedia In the wake of recent events, many millennials, myself included, have become disillusioned with the political process, and for good reason. But not only did my candidate lose, I was given a glaring affirmation that I was right in a previous assertion, and it pains me to say so. I changed my voting registration this week. I am no longer a Democrat. On the registration form, I was provided with an empty box in the party sign up reading "other".
I had to do research. Could I just put any party that I want? Sure, there are third parties like Green and Libertarian that have been getting a lot of attention this election, but could I just type anything?
Apparently the answer was that I could, or that I could include "no affiliation. This is about guerilla theater. This is about a protest party. This is about Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Of the infamous summer of where protests were wild, and tensions were high. Martin Luther King Jr. Needless to say, we got Nixon instead.
The Yippie party proposed an alternative: Pigasus the Immortal. Pigasus was a literal pig, toted as a presidential candidate. Between the choices of Humphrey and Nixon, a pig looked pretty damned good. It seems to become more and more of an issue where our candidates are getting their funding from, and whether they will bring the hammer down on people who make their money solely through speculation.
Abbie Hoffman, among others, gained access to the third floor of the New York Stock Exchange and began to shower those below with dollar bills. A cacophony erupted of jeers and clamoring over the loose money. I know a lot of us are angry right now, but maybe we just need to turn that anger into a somewhat destructive comedy show. I encourage all likeminded individuals to register as the Youth International Party, and to organize. Maybe we can make the same difference that they did in the sixties.
We just have to remember that sometimes you need to shout "theater" in a crowded fire. This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator. Subscribe to our.
Revolution for the Hell of It
Revolution for the Hell of It.
Revolution For The Hell Of It