Don’t Vote!

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaRXvRwhOk]

4 thoughts on “Don’t Vote!”

  1. I find this video reprehensible. If people truly do live in the “land of the free” then by god they have the right to choose whether they want to vote or not.

    Trying to classify people that don’t vote as social out casts or allies to terrorists deserving to be shunned is wrong. It’s at the same level as trying to force your views or own brand of religion on others.

    that’s all i gotta say about that…well it’s not, but i don’t feel like writing a novel here…

  2. The problem is that democratic voter apathy is a huge problem in the states. While democratic voters say their votes don’t count, and don’t bother going to vote, the christian fundamentalists bring people in by the busload to vote for the republican candidate “appointed by God”.

    The video’s just saying, in particular to democrat voters, that if you want more of the same as we’ve had in the past 8 years (which, honestly, has done an incredible amount of damage around the world, and is already affecting Canada, too), then go ahead and don’t vote.

    The way I see it, sure, you can choose not to vote. Go right ahead. But you can’t complain about the way things are politically unless you vote. Especially with how our electoral system’s structured in Canada, where just about every vote counts (no electoral college for us!).

    All politicians are scumbags, but not voting just gives the more nefarious ones more power to take away your rights and spend all your tax dollars on costly foreign wars for oil.

  3. Yes, but like most everything else America tries to do it is a very ham fisted way of going about it. Insulting people is very different from trying to educate or motivate people.

    All politicains are scumbags. Deep down they all have similar agenda’s. Does not matter who is in control. “Choosing the lesser of two evil’s” is a crock, people tell themselves that to try and make themselves feel better about a choice they make not because they want to, but because they feel they have too.

    If i find someone truly worth voting for i will vote, until then i will not. I refuse to lower myself to vote for someone simply because it spites the other guy.

    Deep down i don’t believe in the current state of democracy. It has changed too much and strayed from it’s roots. All it is is high school popularity contests all over again.

  4. I don’t find it insulting, to be honest, even if I didn’t vote I wouldn’t care. Maybe people should be insulted. Maybe it’ll get them to go vote! Or even overthrow the government, or Hollywood! 😉

    Like I said, you can’t complain about who you get if you didn’t make an effort not to get him.

    They’re just making a point that, hey, if you like things as they are in the US, then continue to not vote and let other people (the christian-right) make decisions for you. Like I said, voter apathy (justified or not) is a big problem in the US. This has nothing to do with Canada. We have voter apathy, but it’s not nearly as severe as in the States. If nobody votes, then we might as well just live in a dictatorship and be done with it.

    It’s not a lesser of evils thing, certainly not in these elections this time around (both in the US and here). Just look at the platforms that the candidates are pushing and you’ll see that they’re not the same. Is one a clear choice over the others? No, not by a long shot. But you aim for the one that’s platform fits what you’d like to see more than the others. Waiting for the perfect candidate to vote for is futile and unrealistic.

    Your best bet is to look at the local candidates in your riding, rather than national. Read up on their stances on things and just pick the one that fits you best. If there’s none, then that’s fine, but at least you were informed, rather than just assuming they’re all the same.

    Personally, I don’t feel obligated to vote. I could decide not to and I know I wouldn’t be chastised. But I would like to vote. It’s not hard or anything, and I know it can make a difference where I live at least, if not on a national level.

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