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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...

This criminal regime...

This criminal regime are merely part of a broader swindle to maintain power in the interests of the moneyed and powerful at the expense of the very interests these charlatans claim to represent. Choose Liberal, choose Tory, choose Labour - choose your own bloody jailor! I'm not voting because so-called Democracy is a disgraceful sham and no more lives up to the meaning of its creed than does the now universally dicredited Communism we are all repeatedly invited to condemn. We are exhorted not to give in to terrorism and encouraged to embrace electoral blackmail: keep a hold of nurse for fear of finding something worse. Scumbags.

written 7th Apr 2005

Responses

matt replies: The rich only have the hold of the power because they are the ones who bother to vote!
If all the people on council estates round the country and on low incomes could be convinced to go out to vote, the politicians would listen to what they have to say!
What politician in his right mind is going to say "We're going to increase the taxes of the middle classes who vote, to increase the unemployment allowance of the unemployed who will be staying in in their droves?!!"

written 12th Apr 2005

james replies: Matt, do you honestly believe that the rich and powerful will gracefully concede victory to the multitude? I find it very hard to believe that we can vote ourselves into a libertarian and egalitarian society -- if we could, we would've done it by now.

written 7th May 2005

Tiger43 replies: Power to the people!! Or is that just a dream?

written 10th May 2005

james replies: "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seein a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realization of Utopias." -- Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895)

Or, if you prefer... "Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible!" Paris, 1968.

written 12th 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.

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