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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 didn't vote because politics is driven...

I didn't vote because politics is driven too much by the media. If there is a group of people I can't stand more than politicians it's journalists. There is no such thing as debate in this country anymore, no such thing as the reasoned exchange of ideas. I am uninspired.

written 7th May 2005


suki replies: "It seems incontrovertible that the reality of sporting contests, stock markets, fashions and fads, elections, laws, economic understandings, traffic regulations, and the IRS is to an overwhelming extent socially constructed, and, of course, that the reality of plants, planets, and Plancks constant is not. Mathematics, as may be inferred, is a special case: numbers and theorems exist independently of us, not so their primitive origins, applications, and interpretations. Our relationship with man-made rules, as opposed to scientific laws and mathematical theorems, is somewhat similar to that of people addicted to placebos we want, believe, and require them to work, and so they do."

John Allen Paulos, Once Upon a Number (1998).

written 7th 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.