No normal election

This is no normal election: don't let your voice be taken away

Thinking of not voting?Watch this.

Posted by The Guardian on Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Indeed it was no normal election with a very surprising result. This video from the Guardian, essentially extolling people to vote, captured many of my sentiments about the choices inherent in the election itself. It turned out that the vast majority of voters chose a different set of values than the video promotes and that I was campaigning for which has left a lot of my friends feeling very despondent.

But the video also reminds me that the long arc of history bends towards justice, that we’re part of a long history of activists working for a better world and that the question right now is, what do we have to do to shape history’s arc, moving it just that little further towards a more just and sustainable world.