Saturday, January 07, 2006

The plague of indifference

"I refuse to vote. Because somehow, by not voting the pissing contest of the parties will dissolve under my protest of not participating."

The logic in this escapes me. But hey, it is a free country, even if you don't want to do your part to have it remain this way. Close your eyes, snug close to your boss, and enjoy your family on your holidays. Ignorance is bliss, and bliss is abundant.

As long as things go alright for you, than that is all that matters. But when maybe you notice your paycheque dwindling under the burden of tax shifts, or you can't get the treatment at the hospital that you damn well desperately need, then, then your might think to vote. Maybe you will inquire into the system while contemplating the injuries you have received from the authorities you neglected.

But in all this pondering on yourself, your biggest neglect is the similarity you failed to notice between you and that you choose to ignore. Perhaps you are perfect for politics; insidiously self involved.


Blogger Impulsivecompulsive said...

Nice. I guess that's why I'm universally hated by the Power's That Be, hey? The fact that I care.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Mischa said...

I just found out that I'm actually registered to vote here! I was so excited and thought back to a time when I didn't care at all about voting for just the reason that you stated. I realise that this was just a foolish way of being lazy and passive aggressive. If I don't like anyone that I'm voting for, they're still going to be able to change my life in some way. If I feel that not voting will give me a voice...then by not voting, I should enter politics so that I can represent what I feel is the better for this nation. Otherwise there is no justification for arguing if you don't try your best with the tools you have to change the way things are for the better.
I am one vote that will not go to Harper! OOOOOLLLLDDD PEEEEOOOPPPLLEEEE!!!!!

2:22 PM  

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