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We dont live in a democracy, we live under the illusion of a democracy- a true democratic nation does not, EVER, declare war on another country, no matter how valid they think their intentions are! This illegitimate war was undertaken against the wishes of the vast majority of this country, but we have to bear the burden of the consequence of this for many years to come. Our government should be setting an example to the rest of the world, not advocating the use of conflict resolution for the rest of the world to see- the politicians in opposition also had a duty to this country to do more to prevent this from happening, but alas, it seems that it is the pecuniary advantages of capitalism that now drives democracy in the modern age, not principal and morality- oh, how na´ve I am! That is why I will not be voting..

written 12th Apr 2005

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Gavin replies: "a true democratic nation does not, EVER, declare war on another country, no matter how valid they think their intentions are!" - Are you sure about that? So declaring war is undemocratic, full stop, under any circumstances? Should we not have bothered with World War II, for instance? We could probably have made peace with Hitler.

written 12th Apr 2005

Anthony replies: I dont think the comparison is a justified one.. we became involved in WWII as a reaction to Germanys acts of aggression when they started invading other countries! Im not trying to play the pacifist card, on the contrary I understand that at times military action is the only way to deal with some international problems- like in WWII, or more recently, when Saddam invaded Kuwait, thats not my argument. Thats not why we invaded Iraq this time round- we did it because of the supposed threat of Saddams WMDs, or more accurately, for the US to secure the second largest oil reserve in the world after 9/11. Thats why we declared war on Iraq, and thats why its undemocratic

written 13th Apr 2005

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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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