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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'm average. I work. I pay. I am not...

I'm average. I work. I pay. I am not poverty-stricken, sick or disabled, crimeridden, or dishonest. Am I lucky? My "luck" makes me pay hugely every time I earn, to inefficiently support groups like those above. The support that I must accept, socially.
And yet all supposed incentives which could help improve my life pass me by - continually escaping the criteria by an irritatingly large margin.
Will this change? Not in my lifetime.

written 8th Apr 2005

Responses

Gavin replies: Too true... But that's the price you pay to stop those groups rising up and killing us all. The bureaucracy that is the glue on the wheels of society makes sure everything happens as slowly as possible, so we can all be ready to get out of the way when anything really bad is likely to happen.

If I work really hard for the next few years, I might just make it into the next tax bracket. Now there's an incentive.

written 10th 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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