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Not Apathetic

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

They're not voting because...

i do not endorse the existence of the...

i do not endorse the existence of the state and find it deaming that i am expected to consent to others having power and control over me. i am certainly not ignorant of the powers and systems that govern us and do much in the way of protest, boycots and direct action to overthrow them. struggle against systems of authority is the natural reaction of every individual striving for their freedom. if we all took responsiblity for our own lives and impact on the planet the world would be a much better place.

written 4th May 2005


Boojam replies: If the state didn't exist, there would still be people with control and power over you, and they wouldn't in any way be accountable to you, just the most aggressive and unpleasant individuals clawing their way to the top of the heap. This is what happens in countries without vaguely well-functioning states.

written 4th May 2005

tarranis replies: Well said my friend! Those who seek power are those afraid of others.

written 4th May 2005

Janet replies: Succinct! Fearmongers would have us believe that there is only a choice between state tyranny and warlord tyranny.Try reading 'Uncommon Sense' by Gregory Samms,an excellent serious/humourous exploration into the application of chaos theory in the social milleu. Also for a highly readable treatise on true anarchism - not the violent propoganda media version. Love + Peace!

written 4th May 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.