November 6, 2000
8:05 PM   Subscribe

Remember: Don't Vote!
posted by gluechunk (2 comments total)
"Don't vote, it only encourages them"?

God... Just what the political professionals want you to believe.

To review: Political spending keeps going up and up, yes? And political participation keeps going down and down, yes?

That means one of two things: Either the political flacks are wasting all that money ($3 billion this election cycle) -- a tempting thought, to be sure -- or what that money is buying is starkly clear: Your silence.

The reason voting only encourages them is because they hope, they pray, that next time you'll stay home, shut the fuck up, and thus give them exactly what they want.

Silence = Death. Whether fighting the virus or fighting the parasites.

posted by aurelian at 10:36 PM on November 6, 2000

Exactly, the 2 parties just want their loyal, unquestioning, and dependable constituents to vote, to keep indepedant people out.

Considering Nader is the only candidate who supports the None of the Above option, I'd say anarchists should be voting for him. Not to mention they can express their disgust with the system by agreeing to vote for a fictional person, like the Ficus campaign. Sure beats justifying the fact that you're really sitting on your ass watching TV when you should be out voting. I love the second to the last panel of this Modern World.
posted by skallas at 11:21 PM on November 6, 2000

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