Do I Not Vote Or Do I Vote? –
I could not give a dandelion, a daisy, a rose, a weed or an orchid in what you may perceive as being, "a-politic (no opinion in politics)' in reference to voting if you think by not voting you will make a difference ~ your not voting is a long lasting lost passive aggressiveness into nothing.!
This is what is hoped for by the power brokers - apathy.
I have just moved house and I have worked hard to make sure that I have my democratic vote for myself and my missus/other half. Email confirmed by the local council today.
Billy Connolly (comedian) once joked about politicians to not encourage/vote for them as it only encourages them as they are/were idiots!
Russell Brand (comedian) followed on with the wit in todays/moderntimes about the context of political parties being without passion (in my own personal opinion all of them wearing interchangeable rosettes on their lapels when it comes to votes) and he asks why bother?
It is a joke on you and us if you refuse to vote in the electoral process.
If you do not vote because you cannot be bothered about our society - well do not vote.
If you can not look outside of your front door and wish for something better - then do not vote.
If you are wrapped up in your immediate/collloquial vision - then do not vote.
If you are happy to just cope with the crap situation out there - then do not vote.
If you are complacent with your present situation - then do not vote.
If you can not be bothered because you feel you can not make difference - then do not vote.
What if you disagree with the powers that be - do you not wish to object - or do you allow yourself to become the object/recipient of the powers that be - as the status quo?
If you not vote you perpetuate a status quo.
If you do not vote you disenfranchise yourself and your family.
If you do not vote you minimize democracy.
If you do not vote you minimizse your community.
What you must consider is what if I and many others do actually decide to vote.
Many people have fought, died and loved for our right to vote - is it not incumbent upon us that we get off our backsides to at least mark a slash and a backstroke (X) on a ballot paper?
Do I not vote or do I vote, considering the aspect of this very hard for fight to allow me to do so ~ I will vote.
I am going to vote in the next election ~
I hope you take this right seriously to do so to.....
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. Socrates.