Voting For Your Pain

[col. writ. 3/9/16] ©16 Mumia Abu-Jamal An election is occurring tonight. It's a primary, one of dozens to come. It matters not where -- or, for the most part, even who. Elections are public expressions of emotion, as in who do you like? Who do you feel like voting for? Millions of dollars are spent on massive advertising campaigns, built to bend your emotions, play to your fears, or evoke your deepest hatreds. Few have plans for your hopes fewer still have a handle on your dreams. [...]