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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...

Consultation not Conflict

* Politicians should be voted for by their characters, and not their policies. These character qualities are essential spiritual qualities: of humbleness, delight in listening to others, frankness, energy, detachment and loving servitude to the global good.
* By voting in people of good character, you can trust them to do the best of a very difficult task.
Everywhere in society has advanced in leaps and bounds wherever decisions have been made by those with qualification to make them. An equation in quantum mechanics or maths would never be decided on by a democratic public vote, or you would have chaos, and neither should social policies be decided by a public vote.
* Politicians with the above spiritual qualities should ensure that practical policy questions are addressed by those with (practical) qualifications in a detached and spiritual way, as well as providing the coherent vision and direction required for the emotional stability of the world.
* It is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTIBLE that the harmony and wholeness of a country should rest upon the foundation of a deeply entrenched system that is inherently conflict-based, antagonistic, suppressive of expression, and emotionally humiliating to all concerned, for everything that stems from such a system will have embedded in it those same qualities. Rather, whatsoever you base on true, reflective and listening consultation and harmonious love of diversity, will outshine the fruits of conflict a thousandfold, as a sun outshines a candle, and from it the fruits of those same qualities will be sown in all things.

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.