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

They're not voting because...

The war in Iraq is a crime of aggression...

The war in Iraq is a crime of aggression as defined at the Nuremberg Tribunal that tried the Nazis, and those responsible are standing for election, any election which allows criminals to stand is by definition illegal under English Law, therefore I choose not to vote, votes are useless when judges, juries and executioners are what are required.

written 8th Apr 2005

Responses

Lapsus replies: To quote George Orwell -

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

written 8th Apr 2005

Xavier replies: I think a better quote would be from Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials -

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

written 8th 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.

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