Saturday, November 10, 2007

Vote for People's Radio!

When I started this blog 11 months ago, I was still very much involved, at least in spirit, with KPFA politics after my second campaign for the Local Station Board (LSB). But I drifted into other areas of activity and, after a while, couldn't remember the name of this blog or where it was!

Well, I found a link to my own blog on the Pacifica elections web site, http://www.pacificafoundation.org/elections/, in a comment by somebody with the handle a2sfan and the self-description "Aaron Fan". This is presumably the person I heard about who tells people to vote for me as a write-in candidate. After I get a good night's sleep, I'll try to find out more.

Actually, the idea of voting for me, Aaron Aarons, as a write-in on the KPFA LSB ballot isn't a bad one! Thanks to the Single Transferable Vote system, your vote isn't wasted by voting for someone who can't win, since it will just go to the next person in your ranking. And it's a way of showing support for the radical anti-imperialist politics I advocate. (I'm more likely to be struck by lightening than to actually get elected this way, and I'm not sure which of those two improbable events would be worse for my mental and physical health.)

But, whether you write me (or anyone else) in or not, I strongly urge the following order of ranking for the slates that are running:
  1. People's Radio

  2. Voices For Justice

  3. I Team
I don't feel too strongly about the relative order of Voices For Justice and I Team. The important thing is to put People's Radio first and to not vote for the "Concerned about Those Meddling Lefty Radical Listeners" slate put together by management, entrenched paid staff and the Wellstone Democratic Club!

More to come! Good night, comrades, compas, and friends.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Think positive. More KPFA listeners support you than you know!