Politics Are Stupid

I don't vote.  I never have.  I can't imagine putting that much thought and effort into something that I know in my heart is a cruel joke anyway.  I can't spend hours pouring over the fine details so I'd know which mudslinging party to believe.  No thanks.

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13 Responses Dec 1, 2006

I respect people who refuse to vote, but I don't really care about those who don't do their research before deciding not to. But I find that I honestly agree with Hedonist.<br />
That which you people in America call democracy is a lame joke, and I cannot believe that so many of you are so hellbent on taking it seriously no matter how many times you make complete ***** of yourselves as a nation. I'm sorry, but someone had to say it, because I'm pretty sure that half of the world hate you by now. Not that your people are anything like your rulers, but what your rulers do sends and image of you to the rest of the world.<br />
Your "democracy" boils down to chosing between one of two (or possibly a third who from the beginning doesn't have enough money to sponsor a campain that will win him the presidency) multimillionaire shitheads. Where I'm from we call that representative democracy, although in reality it should be called willful submission. But it doesn't end there, because you're also very much hellbent on trying to tell the world that the way they're doing things is wrong.<br />
Communists, and socialists are obviously the scourge of the planet, right? Dictatorship being a close runner up, because your system has so much more freedom of choice...<br />
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At least when someone from your country does not vote it is a statement against this hypocrisy that is the USA and I will do nothing but applaud it. Of course if someone just throws his towell in the ring without even researching anything first, then it's not as much a statement as it is laziness.

then go to mexico where u can't vote start using your rights *******

I know im late, but i would so encourage you to look hard at Obama and McCains policies.<br />
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Do you women to keep their rights?<br />
Do you believe in equal rights?<br />
Do you believe in negotiation before dictation?<br />
Do you want US to repair relations with other countries?<br />
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Then Obama is it. Im Canadian and i have never wanted something so bad as Obama will lead the way for our Prime minister and i want to be lead to tolerance and acceptance not have archaic ideas pushed on me. I want someone who will promote world peace by hearing others points of views. I hope you chose Obama. but more so i hope you just voted. so everyone can stand up and be counted. I believe all voices should be heard.

"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."<br />
<i>Rush</i>

Captain, I used to think along the same lines. "right to complain". But the truth is (in America anyway) that voting is like throwing a water balloon at a 20 Alarm fire. Yah, MAYBE if you could achieve the unity I mentioned above, there would be enough water balloons to make a difference, but really it's ONLY the firefighters with their massive hoses and (government supplied) water supplies that really have the capability to put out the fire.

What we do have is the POSSIBILITY of control, and that is the carrot they dangle before us. For THE PEOPLE to have control we would have to unite. That will not ever happen. Each individual has his or her own views and the right to express them. By default this means there will virtually NEVER be unity. Even within the "system" we are brutally divided down the middle and somehow we are expected to think that 51% of the vote is a mandate and a representation of the unity of a country.<br />
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In very small batches, for temporary periods of time, people can affect change. After that, it's just same old, same old.<br />
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Welcome to the Divided State of America.

People who don't vote are doing an injustice. The electorial college has the final say: however voters can make a difference. The popular vote is not the deciding factor, each state has so many electorial votes. I've voted ever since I was old enought to have my say.<br />
I stay informed and at the general election I have my say. I don't vote a straight party ticket. I vote for who I think actually fills the bill for the position.<br />
Not voting to me is depriving yourself of the right to speak up about the person who is serving in the elected position. If you don't vote then you really have no right to complain about who is in office. <br />
Then people wonder why a certain individual is elected.

Yes, I agree I disagree too. :P<br />
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Have any of you even heard of my candidate, Ron Paul? Despite his awesome integrity, Dr. Paul is virtually unknown, thanks to the totally bought and paid for popular media, which people continue to believe in and trust after dreary multitudes of proven lies. They simply exclude him from their polls and debates. They tried to ridicule him first but he made fools of them, so now they simply delete him. If by some miracle he made it into finals, they'd simply press a few presets on their Diebolds and change it.<br />
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I have done extensive research into real truth and my research indicates that we have NO CONTROL over the situation and furthermore TV propaganda and such wants us to believe we do, and to fight with each other about whether we do or not!<br />
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Whoever thinks this line of thought is a cop-out or apathetic, tell me about the research you've done to lead you to the conclusion that we actually do have a choice, or was it just some news head on the TV telling you that you do?? Or maybe it was some other patriotic citizen who told you that you have control. And where is the evidence???<br />
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Again, we don't have choices, we are led to believe we do, it has that been that way since the beginning of "civilized society", and will continue to be that way until people start to understand what is really happening instead of playing their game of smoke and mirrors, just the way they've set it up.<br />
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The new automation has only made it easier for them to control it.<br />
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HAVEN'T YOU HEARD ANYTHING ALTERNATIVE MEDIA HAS BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU??? BOTH BUSH "ELECTIONS" WERE TOTALLY STOLEN!! I have the details of this, if you're interested. You can totally find out all the facts about this and other past election fraud but you're too convinced you're in the right, to even look.<br />
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There is NO CONTROL over the situation and furthermore, they're not trying very hard to even cover it up any more, just sitting there laughing at us!!<br />
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EVERY SINGLE PERSON ELECTED TO OFFICE has come from certain bloodlines, and have all been members of the elite SKULL AND BONES society. Did you know that? Well, it's a fact. You don't learn facts like that from TV, all you hear is the tired propaganda about how we can make a difference, which of course is what we must believe. Our egos won't let us accept the sad alternative.<br />
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As I said, being among the few that know the real truth is painful and lonely. I hate politics, I hate arguing about politics and I hate making enemies out of friends. But let me tell you, knowing the truth gives me a sense of responsibility to speak out about it, even if people think I'm a crazy person.<br />
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These FACTS that I have spoken of are things people don't want to believe. They would rather believe we have some power, as the elite have brainwashed us into thinking. A few simple google searches will lead you on the path of true truth but you won't do it. You'll continue to repeat what they tell you, and what other "concerned Americans" who believe that same thing tell you, instead of really learning facts.<br />
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Beliefs based on hype rather than knowledge is no way to live. That's what enables them to perpetually continue this game.<br />
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The fact that you're righteous about your stance does not make you right and I'm sorry but there is no substitute for knowing the truth. It's a much tougher fight trying to spread truth because most people are so indoctrinated with lies they refuse to even listen. In the long term, apathy (and early graves) come from being totally fooled into playing an unwinnable game. Finding out the real truth gives you actual power, because then you can begin to focus on the real problem, not a phony one.

If you really want to make a difference for the candidate you support then why don't you actually support the person instead of just talking a lot of garbage? There are just as many ways to be supportive as there are to be apathetic. These situations really are in our hands to change. People really do have power in this country. We simply have to stand together for a common good. If people would only wake up to this realization then maybe we'd actually get somewhere.

Nah I'm just making excuses for my laziness and apathy. ;)<br />
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Actually if I thought he had any chance, I'd do whatever was necessary to put Ron Paul in.

What if we really had someone to vote for,, would you vote then?

"poring" I totally agree. It's a fact that it's a joke. People just don't understand "they" own all the horses in the race. How could they understand without doing the research?<br />
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It's sad to keep hearing the same cliches about apathy every time and they ALWAYS use that same word. Knowing the truth CAN BE lonely though.

but you ARE willing to spend hours writing blogs about personl experiences? <br />
this makes no sense to me. it is that kind of apathy that has our country in such a state of desperation.