They're not voting because...
- National governments have no power any...
National governments have no power any more as the economy is controlled by multinational corporations so it dosn't matter who you vote for as they don't have the power to make a difference anyway.
Basically even if the green party got in they couldn't do anything, as if they tried to tax international business or anything else the corps didn't like, they would just pull out of the UK, and our economy would collapse. so whoever is in charge they just have to do what business wants. but we can't vote for who runs the businesses, so basically democracy is just an illusion.written 21st Apr 2005
Van Gasten replies: OK, let's assume for a second that you're right. We all live in a world run by MJ12 and, like lambs to the slaughter, continue to pull the wool over our eyes with the illusion of "democracy". Fine. In this situation, your voting at these next elections will not have a negative effect on anyone. It won't help, because no-one's vote makes a difference, but it won't hurt anyone either.
What if you're wrong though? Or at least, not right to the extent that you claim you are? In that instance, voting WILL help. So you have to make a decision between doing something that MAY help or doing something that DEFINATELY WON'T help - that is, not voting. The judgement is yours to make, but I think it's really a question of how ready you are to admit that you *may* be wrong. Think on't.written 21st Apr 2005
ryano replies: Whilst I agree with the original poster, I think I'll vote, just in case. Mind you, I'm in a tory shoo-in and as I have no intention of EVER voting for them, my votes pretty worthless really (unless it saves someone their deposit).written 21st Apr 2005
tiger43 replies: To original poster....Oi, just vote and stop monning. If you don`t then you will have no right to comment about whoever gets in power or on issues etc. And if you do decide not to vote, we`ll send the boys round!!written 21st Apr 2005
Gavin replies: Calm down, Tiger... Of course you can complain even if you don't vote. If neither of the two eligible parties represent your views, voting is a waste of time.written 23rd Apr 2005