“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”

Monday, October 29, 2012

"Stay Home, Don't Vote"

Einstein said it best: “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting
different results.”

Yet, 4 years later, things still FUBAR (technical term, look it up), and here we are about to repeat the same meaningless exercise.
On all the issues that matter – economy, foreign policy, defense, environment, education, etc,– the manner in which governments address them continues to provide proof for Einstein’s Theory of Insanity.

In just about a week, the electorate will vote for a representative of one of the two political parties. An analysis of what these parties have accomplished during their respective reigns reveals an unbroken
track record of failure … catastrophic FAILURE.

Thus, to vote for either presidential candidate and to expect something other than failure is, by definition, insanity.

I suspect that many people openly acknowledge they will be voting for the “lesser of two evils.”
How can people justify voting for an evil and actually believe that any good can come of it? Lesser or greater, evil is evil.

In America, it is an article of faith (drummed into our heads since childhood) that voting is a privilege and a duty and if you don’t vote you get what you deserve. Personally, I deserve better than a lesser of two evils and will not
demean myself by voting for one. Nor do I consider it a dereliction of duty. It is by not voting that I register my vote of “No Confidence.”

Not voting is not necessarily a sign of apathy; it’s a positive statement in repudiation of a failed and corrupt system. Only when enough people vote “No Confidence” can the system change. To perpetuate the same system and expect
different results is insanity.

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