They're not voting because...
- 'Representative democracy' is undemocratic
'Representative democracy' is essentially undemocratic. To vote for someone else to make decisions for us by proxy is to relinquish responsibility and control over our lives, and results in truly disgusting actions, such as war, being carried out in our names without any input into the decision from ourselves.
Direct, decentralised, community based democracy, working from the bottom upwards, and with instantly recallable delegates is the only political form that can empower us all and ensure that we are all in a position of responsibility.
I will never vote unless it is truly an exercise of personal responsibility, rather than its submission.written 5th May 2005