Bring in the vote
On this sacred day of democracy, a few points to ponder for my American friends:
- Unless your local race is utterly atypical, the chance that your vote will make any difference at all is microscopic.
- The two main parties are virtually indistinguishable from each other, and the third party stands no chance of election
- Despite what other websites tell you, you can complain if you don’t vote; the American constitution and the European Declaration on Human rights both protect your right to do so. The editorial staff of D-Squared Digest has not cast a vote for the last eight years, and we complain all the time.
- The polling station is most likely inconveniently located, poorly appointed, and doesn’t serve drinks. At any time today which might be convenient for you, the queues will be long.
- By casting a vote in this election, you are implicitly endorsing its outcome, which is likely to include several policies which were repugnant to you.
- Clinton was not any better.
- Gore would not have handled this any better.
- Abortion rights are safe, the economy is most likely outside the control of any politician and American foreign policy will always be stupid and cruel until another Empire takes over.
- Voting’s for saps
- If you don’t vote, you don’t feel so bad when your side loses.
Thank you, we now return you to scheduled programming. God Bless Armenia.