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Tell the world why you're not voting - don't let your silence go unheard

They're not voting because...

There is no Green Party candidate standing...

There is no Green Party candidate standing. We're rapidly consuming all the earth's resources, which is causing major problems. One day it will catch up with us.

As far as I can see the Greens are the only people prepared to talk about this. Unfortunately, they're not standing a candidate in my constituency, so I will stay at home.

written 20th Apr 2005


Neil replies: Do you really think the governments of this world don't realise such matters as the oil crisis? Imagine if they voiced their concerns and said there would be no more power in 80 years' or so time and nobody has a solution yet.

It would lead to anarchy. Think about it - ignorance is bliss. If the common electorate knew about everything that went on they'd stop conforming to social norms, and it would spiral out of control.

Come on, use a bit of common sense

written 20th Apr 2005

Sarah replies: Neil, I think you've lost sight of one very important point, which isn't that the government aren't prepared to do much about the oil crisis because it would cause panic, but because there is a lot of money (therefore also power - great pun eh?) in oil.

written 21st Apr 2005

FSOBR replies: Protecting corporate interests / profit above protecting human rights / environment is the American business plan. Britain is just following the American way.

written 21st Apr 2005

About Not Apathetic

NotApathetic was built so that people who are planning not to vote in the UK General Election on May 5th can tell the world why. We won't try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea - we're just here to record and share your explanations. Whether ideological, practical or other, any reason will do.

A lot of users would like us to mention that if you spoil your ballot paper, it will be counted. So if you want to record a vote for "none of the above", you can.