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#1 Eleven

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Posted June 16 2014 - 02:44 PM

A meme I consider dangerous is:

Voting doesn't matter.

It is propagated by those focused on the big picture as opposed to everyday life. You know: if no politician will dismantle capitalism, how can voting make a difference?

Well, we are in a cultural war. The rich do spend millions on elections, and they wouldn't spend money on something the outcome of which doesn't matter.

family planning
worker safety
separation of church and state
to keep public education or to privatize it and turn it over to religious groups
environmental protection
Supreme Court appointments, upon which many an issue hinges, including pleas by those on death row.

Yup, if I were one of the 1%, I'd invest in propagating the meme that elections do not matter.

#2 Piaf

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Posted June 16 2014 - 03:03 PM

Eh I always vote

#3 Eleven

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Posted June 17 2014 - 02:53 PM

Eh I always vote


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#4 themnax

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Posted June 26 2014 - 07:04 AM

when its just a bunch of names you know nothing about, its just a bunch of names you know nothing about. but issues are real. they shape what you individually experience.

of course elections matter, but there is a voting you do every day with how you live and what is actually in practice important to you. that's where the incentives that motivate even the 1% come from.

the idea that you can trust an economic interest better then you can trust a government serves that same 1% too. not that you can trust governments, but, its not like economic interests aren't a hundred times worse either.

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#5 unfocusedanakin

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Posted June 30 2014 - 11:30 AM

It doesn't matter because long ago the 1% bought the process. They do want you to believe it matters because when you have the illusion of choice you don't understand the truth. The candidates from both partys in the USA and every other western country are picked by the elite years before the announcement they are running. Skull and bones, the Illuminati, the bilderberg group. These are all examples that when you look into them will show how democracy is not really that.

"]George Carlin ~ The American Dream - YouTube

#6 Justbreath101

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Posted June 30 2014 - 01:12 PM

There is no way to remain neutral if you vote. By voting you are supporting the autrocities the countries commit. I choose not to vote

#7 groovecookie

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Posted February 08 2016 - 10:45 PM

If you don't vote, you support the decisions of those who do.

#8 I'minmyunderwear

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