Annie Leonard, producer of the smart, fun cartoon flick “The Story of Stuff” (check it out at youtube) has created another zinger, “BROKE”. Whoever does her graphics, they don’t get paid enough – seemingly simple, but flowing cartoons that take you at a clip through what otherwise would be dull-as-dry-biscuits topics. The main idea, of course, is that we’re not BROKE, as Congress would lead you to believe. It’s just that our priorities are misplaced – on wasteful, outdated subsidies for worthless wars, oil and gas, rich mining companies, industrial agro. You know, the industrial 1%ers. Instead of this oh-so-neanderthalic vision of who we are, we could be using those subsidies for clean, green energy, industrial products, creating sustainable populations, and decent health and education. Why aren’t we? You and I both know why – we gotta go vote for people who have a track record supporting the clean, safe vision, not the ones who accept campaign donations from the dinosaurs. If you aren’t registered to vote, do so NOW, get your friends to do so, and let it go viral. And if you tend to be lazy, get yourself on the mail in ballot list, so you don’t have to go anywhere come election day. Then take the time to figure out which of the candidates match that clean, safe vision – heck, you can have a party with friends to do a group think on the subject. We can have a clean, safe future – but we’ve got to vote it in, first. In the meantime, get inspired by BROKE.