Politics

Rock the Vote

If you’re my age or older, you have probably heard of MTV’s “Rock the Vote” campaign, of which started back in 1990. According to Wikipedia, it’s a non-profit progressive organization that partnered with MTV. I was ten years old in 1992, which was a general election year, in which the then Arkansas governor Bill Clinton was elected President. I remember that election, and that was when I first heard of this organization.

Ever since then, the entertainment industry has had one “register to vote” campaign after another, and my favorite imbecile, Amy Lee, is merely but one of them. Her band, Evanescence, recently released a single called “Use My Voice” and there’s even a music video out for it, and she’s doubling down on her “Republicans are racist” rhetoric. Just take a look at these lyrics for the song:

Drown every truth in an ocean of lies

Label me bitch because I dare to draw my own line

Burn every bridge and build a wall in my way

But I will use my voice

Emphasis mine, of course. But that’s not all:

Never mind me, I’m a waste of your time

I’m never gonna fit in the box that you need and I can read between the lines, yeah

Gather your friends and wave your gun in my face

But I will use my voice

Oh, so anyone that disagrees with her is a crazy gun nut waving a gun in her face. That’s what she thinks of Republicans. We’re all intolerant, violent psychopaths waving guns in people’s faces because we disagree with them. You can read the rest of the lyrics here.

Evanescence still has yet to release their next album, of which should be out later this year, or possibly early next year. There’s already two other singles out, so it should be soon. I bring this up because she’s got a “get out the vote” organization also called Use My Voice, of which you can explore at usemyvoice.org. It redirects to another site, of which is actually called “Use Your Voice” and when you just glance at it, it seems non-partisan, but you have to read between the lines, because all of these celebrity-endorsed “register to vote” organizations are progressive in nature, and essentially exist to harvest votes for the Democrats.

I took a look at the site, and you can provide your address and other information to determine what your elected officials are, what your candidates are, and where your polling place is. I didn’t fill out the form because I don’t want this organization to have any of my information. Look at how they advertise a virtual performance you can “attend” if you register to vote through this site.

It’s a good thing to know about your local elections, and it would be good if more people voted for all of the positions on the ballot, and not just President. My point is that this is all about getting people to vote Democrat. After all, this is how Amy Lee promoted it, given that she’s getting glowing press for “getting political”:

Evanescence’s Amy Lee: ‘It’s Time for Us to Take Our Country Back’

Evanescence encourages speaking up in the new single “Use My Voice,” the latest offering from the band’s upcoming album The Bitter Truth, out later this year. “Cover my ears and close my eyes/Just long enough to stop the noise,” Amy Lee sings over subtle instrumentation. “Go and take everything and throw it away/But I will use my voice.”

(archive link)

Here’s a lengthy quote from the article (emphasis mine):

The title doubles as a campaign Lee launched last week in partnership
with HeadCount, a non-partisan, non-profit voter registration
organization. (A PSA featuring a portion of the song accompanied the
campaign.) “This year is going to be more complicated than normal
because of Covid,” Lee tells Rolling Stone. “Every state has
different rules for registering and voting, and things will be different
because of the pandemic. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  UseMyVoice.org is a neatly organized place where you can easily find out how to vote
safely in your state, when to get your absentee ballot sent in by, even
who the candidates are and a little about them. Our hope is to empower
people with this information.”


“It’s always been a personal rule for me not to talk politics, because I
want our music to be a place where we come together, where we put our
differences aside and connect as one big unified spirit through music,”
Lee tells Rolling Stone. “But the state of our nation right now
weighs very heavily on my heart, like never before.
I feel too much to
keep it in this time and a responsibility to do something with my
platform to try and help — to empower the people. To shine a light. To
fight for freedom because it’s not free, it takes work. We can’t just
expect things to go as they should and for people to be honest and fair,
we have to keep them in check. I believe it’s time for us to take our
country back.

Oh, and as for their video for “Use My Voice”, according to Spin (archive link), takes direct aim at President Trump:

Directed by Eric Howell, who directed Voice From The Stone, the video follows Amy Lee, her bandmates and a variety of other activists armed with flags, flares and signs in protest. And opening the video with an image of the White House, it’s pretty clear that the band is aiming this message toward the Trump administration.

“This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty,” Amy Lee said in a statement. “I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices and use them as I step up to use mine. Don’t let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that.”

Okay, so is it okay to use my voice to support President Trump and the Republican party? Because from where I’m sitting, in the cheap seats, you’re clearly endorsing Joe Biden and don’t want people like me to say anything.

I rest my fucking case. She’s campaigning against Trump, which is basically campaigning for Biden. At least Billie Eilish was honest about it, and proudly performed at the Democrat National Convention last week.

Oh, and this is all about “fighting injustice” which is just code for “Trump, his supporters, Republicans and all white people are evil racists”:

“We are proud to stand up and join the fight against the injustice, lies and oppression that plague our country and the world,” she said. “No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from or who you love, your voice matters. We hope to shine a light in the darkness, to empower and inspire. Use your voice. Vote,” she said in a statement.

Fuck off, white girl. I don’t need you speaking for me, and I will be damned if I ever vote for a damn Democrat. Furthermore, nobody is oppressed in this country, and the President and the Republicans haven’t lied about anything. You’re not fighting against “injustice”, you’re campaigning for the Democrats. At least own it.

I didn’t really want this to be a “let’s shit on Miss Gawth Double Chin” post or anything, so let’s take a look at some other celebrity-led campaigns.

LeBron James, the drama queen of the NBA, started pushing an organization back in June, called “More Than a Vote” to “protect” African-American’s voting rights. This is confusing to me, because as far as I can tell, none of my black family members have had trouble voting in any of the elections from the past decade. I know I certainly haven’t. Any voter-integrity measures brought up by anyone, particularly Republicans, is labeled “voter oppression” by people like LeBron James. What they really want to do is allow illegal aliens to vote, and allow Democrat operatives to stuff ballot boxes with bogus votes and bring out random boxes of ballots whenever a Democrat starts lagging in the vote count, like in 2011, when a box of ballots was found in someone’s trunk, of which conveniently put Al Franken over the top by a mere 37 votes. You can read about it at the Huffington Post (archive link). Just do a search on “al franken ballots in trunk” if you want to know more.

As for LeBron James’s “More Than a Vote”, you can read about it at Carlos Slim’s shitty little blog (archive link).

This next one is just a social media campaign, and it’s a hashtag inspired by this voting rights documentary starring Stacey Abrams, called All In: The Fight for Democracy. The hashtag is called #AllInForVoting. According to USA Today, it’s non-partisan, but most of the celebrities serving as “ambassadors” for various states are openly leftist, and I don’t see any conservative names associated with this, plus Stacey Abrams, the star of the documentary that inspired this campaign, is obviously a Democrat. You can read about it here and see the full list of celebtard “ambassadors” (archive link).

You younger readers might remember P. Diddy’s ridiculous “Vote or Die” campaign. I do. I also remember South Park‘s brilliant lampooning of that campaign:

OMG that will never not be funny. It will always be funny.

P. Diddy partnered with Citizen Change for the “Vote or Die” campaign, waaaaay back in 2004, when evil Chimpy McBushitler was up for re-election (yes, before there was Trump Derangement Syndrome, there was Bush Derangement Syndrome and the left had a shitload of nasty names for President George W Bush). Of course, John “Lurch” Kerry was his opponent, and he lost (lol). Now, as far as I can remember, he didn’t openly endorse John Kerry, but it was obvious that they did not want Chimpy to get re-elected. This was, after all, about a year after Bush started the disastrous war in Iraq. Leftists were super pissed off, not because they ever gave a shit about the Iraqis or the Middle East, but they had finally found an issue they could use as an effective weapon against the evil Hitler Chimp that had “stolen” the election from their precious Climate Prophet Al Gore, the deranged sex poodle.

The point of “Vote or Die”, besides electing John Kerry, was to make voting “sexy” and “cool”. I am serious. Oh, and take a look at this, courtesy of fashion mag WWD (archive):

Combs, accompanied by political consultant James Carville, who helped elect Bill Clinton president, and other advisers with ties to the Democratic party, said he has contributed an unspecified amount of start-up money for the effort. He said the campaign would be nonpartisan and that he had received support from Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie. An RNC spokeswoman confirmed that the meeting had occurred and that the RNC was looking into ways it might get involved.

Of course, they did at least bother to reach out to Republicans to maintain the appearance of being non-partisan. The article says that the then RNC chairman Ed Gillespie offered support, but did not specify what kind of support that was. It does specify that creepy James Carville and other Democrat advisers financially contributed to the campaign.

Oh, and if you take a look at the Wikipedia entry for Citizen Change, the slogan was changed to “Obama or Die” in 2008. Or rather, P. Diddy announced his formal endorsement of Barack Obama, the Democrat, at the BET Awards in 2008.

In 2015, according to this random site called The Anti Media (archive), P. Diddy saw the writing on the wall and declared that voting is a “fraud”. I guess he knew even back then that the Republican was gonna win, hehe. Now Diddy has told Biden that he won’t “automatically” get the black vote, or something. You can read about that at the Western Journal (archive). Now, if Diddy had said that his own individual vote wasn’t “automatic” and that the Democrats aren’t entitled to it, I would respect that. But he thinks he speaks for all black people, and there’s this whole notion that blacks must vote Democrat no matter what, and that irritates me. If you are black and think the Republican candidate has a better platform, you should not feel ashamed to cast a vote for that candidate. There is nothing in this world that says blacks, or any other racial minority must vote Democrat.

Anyway, this post is long enough, and I think I’ve made my case. I don’t need some dumb stealth-Democrat organization to tell me to vote, especially since they all imply that I should vote for the Democrat. Voting is important, and a right we should all cherish, but I don’t attack or disrespect those who don’t vote. I totally understand not wanting to vote, because sometimes, neither candidate is any good. It also feels as if no matter how one votes, nothing ever gets better. I felt that way until Trump was elected, and I still fall into that thinking every now and then.

These campaigns piss me off because they’re all disingenuous and dishonest. They’re all set up by Democrats, run by Democrats, and funded by Democrats. They all want you to vote Democrat, and will likely insult you, or worse, if you tell them you plan on voting Republican or any party to the right of flat-out communism. I really liked Evanescence and I am really sad that their latest music video is some stupid race-mongering campaign ad for Joe Biden.

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