To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, January 30, 2023


What My Vote Means



I voted.

Not voting, even knowing a negative outcome in advance, never ever crossed my mind.

I voted.

I cast my vote for people that have no malice in their hearts, that harbor no desire to cause harm to people that can’t defend against it.

I voted, knowing my vote might at least have a distant, remote possibility of informing the victors that not everyone is as jaded, selfish, narrow minded and regressive as they.

I voted because I can’t imagine how I could ever encounter those that will be harmed and not feel an overwhelming sense of guilt.

I voted alright. I did it with a sense of pride, that even in the face of certain defeat I know I’m right.

Kenny Belford lives in Tulsa, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.