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Meriadoc  ·  2629 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Eat Your Ballot

This is absurd. I'm tired of seeing this argument of not voting as an act of revolution. All it does is remove dissent from the system of representation. You don't like who's representing you? You don't think there are any options for you? Why is the response to that 'I'm not even going to participate'? You know goddamn well who will continue to vote, the entrenched believers in this garbage system, the extreme elements who already have power, and people who have vested interests in the system as it is.

At no point are people going to see people behaving oddly and think 'well how strange. Maybe I was wrong and this government ISN'T legitimate.' And even if they did, then what? Suddenly the government will dissolve itself? Corruption will cease?

If you think something is seriously wrong with our government-- and there sure as fuck is-- passive protest is going to do absolutely nothing. It's less than marching or making speeches or being a presence, it's being non-existent. Do you want the system to change? Then tear it the fuck down. Find a way to systematically destroy the corruption through their own games, organize constructively, create something new to replace it.