There are arguments to be made on both sides of whether or not it serves a positive purpose to vote in this year’s election. After giving it a lot of thought, I have come down on the side of not voting, mainly because I don’t want my vote to be perceived as giving my tacit approval of our very broken system and all its shenanigans. I do not approve.
The reality is that voting in America is designed to let us think we’re still in charge. We’re not. Not yet anyway. True and lasting change will require complete regeneration of our system if our country – and its people – are to survive. And so I support Nobody for 2016. I will be leading myself.
By Tim Bryant
Guest writer for Wake Up World
“If you vote, you have no right to complain.” ~ George Carlin
All throughout history, the masses have been programmed to think that if they want to change anything in this world, the democratic right to vote is their best solution. The premise is that people get the privilege of voting for representatives who will enact the kinds of legislation that their supporters want to see happen. In many ways, voting is put on a special pedestal as the defining symbol of freedom and justice in society. It almost comes across as sacred, with many people arguing that voting is the key to a healthy democracy and a vibrant social culture. Very few dare to talk badly about the citizen’s right to vote without facing some kind of social ramification.
However, is voting really all it’s cracked up to be? I know that is very taboo to say, but the question should be asked: Does voting even makes a difference in modern politics? Are you a bad, uneducated or politically unaware person for not voting? Is voting the only answer?
Voting is considered the defining symbol of freedom in our society. But does voting even makes a difference in a political system that is so screwed up?