Junio 21, 2004
I Have A Theory About Democracy In This Country

On June 28, don't vote For a candidate, don't vote Against a candidate, don't vote At your dad's stodgy imploded political beliefs, don't vote For The Party That Most Suits your Trust Fund Bohemian Lifestyle, VOTE FOR THE PARTY LEAST LIKELY TO WIN. If that means Yogic Flying or Evangelical Zealots then fine. The point is to draw attention to the fact that under the current electoral model in this country, your vote has every chance of being wasted. That's not at all democratic. As a member of the less-than-25 % of the less-than-25-years-old demographic that actually votes, I've only once placed a vote with a candidate that has won. Do you know why young people don't vote? Because, unless they are middle-class transplants in downtown urban areas, their votes don't count and the Big Three know this and legislate accordingly. I'm sick of being part of an also-rans tally; Canada, count my vote. Pay attention to it and give me my share of the government. You know what that means right? I'm entitled to representation that I choose. Give it to me.

Posted by at Junio 21, 2004 10:43 AM

This entry is the first in a series entitled "Terrible Advice from a BlowHard Who Thinks He Knows What He's talking About"

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Junio 21, 2004 11:44 AM .

I'm glad there is this 2nd comment cuz i was gonna say i don't agree with this post at all.

This year there is at least $1.75 going to whatever party you vote for. it's a tiny step towards a PR system, and one that gently supports trust funds.

Posted by: Spancan on Junio 22, 2004 01:10 AM .
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