Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I would like to reiterate my total lack of sympathy for people who live in a democracy and refuse to exercise their right to vote.

4 comments:

dennis hodgson said...

I always turn up to vote, but I usually write "I couldn't find anyone on this list who didn't make me want to throw up" on the ballot paper.

You might want to define what you mean by "democracy": the USA and the UK may be preferable as places to live than, say, Kazakhstan or Saudi Arabia, but they are hardly democratic (see Democratic Deficit).

microdot said...

well, I am embarrassed, as I began to write something today, the post arrived and I had to go and sign for a delivery...I thought I was just saving what I had written, but I published it! And since I began the post, there has been a lot of water under the bridge....I'm still digesting the new line up for the French Government....Krikey, I never post in white type! so, uhhh, ordinary, boring, pedestrian...I really am a lime green kind of guy!

J.O.B. said...

I thought maybe someone hacked your site with the white lettering and all.
I have the same feelings as you in regards to the public not exercising their right to vote. I actually go one step further and feel that they do not have a right to voice their political opinion if they do not vote.

microdot said...

JOB, as far as Dennis' comment goes, he is correct as far as stating that there are many places that claim to be democracies, but they are sham democracies, totalitarian states with phony ideological tinsel. But, that said, my feeling is still the same. Your vote, your activism is what keeps your voice heard. In America, voter apathy disguised as a protest against the government is what let the tea party embed itself. We had the same thing happen here. Claiming dissatisfaction with the Hollande government, 39% of the population did not vote in the latest regional elections. But if you don't vote, the fanatic minority will and now we have to contend with the election of the Far Right Front National representatives in the South and North...worse yet...we have to look at Marine LePen grinning like a shark.