Here is our political plight as best I understand it. We stand very near a cliff of ecological disaster and corporate tyranny. A Tea Party candidate promises to move us three steps closer to the cliff. Republicans, who are sane but needing to hold their party together, promise to move us only two steps toward the cliff. Democrat candidates, who are also sane but need to counter the efficacy of corporate propaganda, promise that they will take us only one step toward the cliff. It is important to both vote for the lesser evil as we see it, but even more important to invent new options that our current political parties are not capable of providing. We must stay informed, vote and support our candidates, but also remember that we will eventually lose the game we are currently playing.