Gamer Hate

Belligerently lacking in remorse.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wasting Your Votes

Every time there’s a presidential election the debate begins again. Who is electable? Who is not electable? Who are you voting for? Oh you’re voting for him? That’s like throwing your vote away.

First off, let me begin by saying that any vote is not a thrown away vote. The fact that you participated in our election system alone is the important thing, who you voted for (to me) is irrelevant. Secondly, the only time you are truly wasting your vote is when instead of voting for who you think represents your ideas best, you vote for someone because they are the lesser of two evils and you think (for whatever reason) that the person you REALLY want to vote for is unelectable.

You see, if everyone votes for the more “electable” candidates instead of the person they actually want to see be president, what do you think will happen? It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. They’re only unelectable because you think they are. At the end of the day though, you still end up with some asshole that you really didn’t want in there. He’s just slightly better than the other asshole (as South Park put it, Turd Sandwich or Giant Douche). Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone you actually believed in as the President of your country?

In Canada they can issue a non-vote, which they do by marking the ballot a certain way. If there are enough non-votes, they scrap their candidates and find new ones so that people can vote again. Seems smart…

I honestly hope that one day, people will stop meta-gaming the voting system of our country and start voting with who they honestly believe will do the best job. If they ever do, I expect the family dynasties built on the political aristocracy will come crashing down. The day someone funded by micro donations from normal people over the internet wins instead of a political animal funded by blood money from corporations, is the day that America finally pulls its head out of its own ass and corrects the last 30 years of stupidity.

Concerning that last analogy, I think we’ve also had diarrhea the last 8 years.

posted by CommanderHate at 5:04 pm  

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