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

They're not voting because...

... whomever you...

... whomever you vote for the government wins. Sting was right, politicians all look like quiz show hosts to me, just with less sincerity.

I want to be left alone. My deal with the government is that I won't bother them and they shouldn't bother me. No begging letters from the Inland Revenue for taxes, no begging me for votes. The belief that everything is political is totalitarian. To be anti-politics and anti-politicians is to be in favour of living your own life by your own values.

I want to opt out of state control, I am not a number, I do not want to be identified, I am not a subject, I am a free man.

People wonder why slaves of old did not run away from their masters, I wonder why people cooperate with their political masters today. No government is a way of life.

Non-violent civil disobediance gave a billion Indians independence. Not voting is a minimal form of civil disobediance. By voting you tacitly accept the legitimacy of the rule of politicians over you.

Don't do it.

written 7th Apr 2005


Richard replies: Do you empty your own bins then?

written 7th Apr 2005

Guido Fawkes replies: No a private for profit company does - but money is wasted on bureaucrats paid by me to pay them.

I don't pay bureaucrats to shop for my food or clean my windows, why should I pay them to find someone to empty to my bins?

written 4th May 2005

tiger43 replies: Whom, no, its whoever, its only whom if your`e posh, naw wat I mean

written 4th 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.