Anonymous asked: While I agree that the voting system is all sorts of fucked up I really think people should still vote. It may be choosing between the lesser of two evils most of the time, but without the educated voting the only people who will will be the ignorant, and all sorts of equal rights movements will end up being set back a ton of years. So please, VOTE.
And how has that whole “voting for the lesser of two evils” thing worked out for you? Pretty fucking shitty I might say. That’s all I’ve heard since I turned 18 some 13 years ago and the same thing my parents have heard since they could vote. Things have only gotten progressively worse in my life time and theirs.
Obviously it is a failed ideology. The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
But that’s the point. It is to give the illusion that the voters actually have a choice in the matter. Regardless of who you vote for only the state wins.
Voting isn’t an act of self defense, which a lot of libertarian and even anarchists will say. That would be like blindly firing a bullet into the crowd hoping it would hit someone who had harmed you. When you vote you are blindly supporting the political force that is used not only on you but upon others. Forcing your will upon others is immoral.
Self defense is an individual act. If you initiate force against me I have the right to defense myself. Only you can know what kind of retaliatory force is necessary to defend yourself. You can’t know with 100% certainty what I or anyone else would consider proper or necessary. Again, forcing your will upon others is immoral.
Voting is in no way a morally neutral act. No matter who you vote for you are voting for force to be initiated against someone else.
Which is why voting is immoral.
when you accidentally start watching a crime show and can’t get yourself to switch the channel because now you wanna know who fucking did it