a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by Roodkapje
Roodkapje  ·  2315 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are you what you are politically?

Disappointed. Democracy as it is today is nothing more than a charade. We don't really have the power to change anything, money is the only thing that can. But even if we did have the power to change things I still don't think that's necessarily a good idea. The quote by George Carlin "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." perfectly explains why I don't think democracy is a good idea at all.

pianite  ·  2315 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What country are you in? If it's the US, that is exactly why we have a republic. Also, why does a stupid populous mean it's a bad idea to change things?

hubsk1  ·  2315 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Based on the username I'm going to guess Dutch (Netherlands), I'm Dutch as well.

I don't vote left or right, I always go for the middle. Too left or right is never the best option in my opinion. The more extreme the less real.

I do agree on some level that voting changes very little. If not doing what you promised after being elected is more likely than doing it, voting doesn't really make a difference.