I was honoured to recently receive a message from a candidate running for election in the good ol' US of A. You may not have heard of David Moss, but he told me that although he is 'sort of' new to Goth and dark culture, it's only because it didn't exist when he was alive (1865-1918).
David says, "I recently got up out of my grave to run for President of the United States. I'm hoping to raise awareness of the dead and dead rights (or lack thereof). The dead have no voting rights, few job prospects and very little voice in government. I plan to change that, and hope that your community of forward-thinking, dark-minded, beautiful souls will be on board to help me. I realize that our minor doings in the new world aren't always relevant back in England, but if I get elected here, a new day will dawn for the dead everywhere (maybe we can call it Dawn of the Dead?)."
He also described my blog as 'deliciously purple', just FYI, which is pretty much a surefire way to get in my good books, although as an English citizen I am obviously not eligible to vote in the United States.
As President, David plans to abolish all taxes ("They say nothing is as sure as death and taxes. David Moss has been through both of these, and knows both sides of the issue." - more on this policy here.), help living and dead students alike access the college education they need, and grant more visas to dead people to help make up for labour shortages.
|(c) David Moss For America|
You can help support the David Moss campaign by purchasing some yummy goodies at the webshop here (favourite slogan: Dead, but still a better choice) or simply check out the campaign website and blog, here.
David also suggests that supporters spread the word by holding their own graveyard party. Obviously I think this is a rather wonderful idea, although I would strongly advise that you ignore bullet point #3 in the linked post. >.<
Why do we not have any dead people running for Prime Minister here in the UK? English dead, stir yo' bones, pronto.