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.

edit: Let me never be accused of consistency.


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