Zamuel wrote:You seem to be saying "please excuse me while I sit on my ass and do nothing but whine."
And you seem quite overly critical for someone who, from all obvious reads, tends to agree with me on the gist of this issue.
I'm not going to bother explaining my private life to you, or how I've "earned my political stripes". I simply have nothing to prove to you or anyone else. If you don't want to take what I say at face value, I don't really care... like, at all.
If you think you will change one thing about Capitalism or this country by voting, I think you are the one sitting on your own ass doing extremely little, and expecting things to fall in your lap.
On the contrary, people get things done by doing. I can plant, farm, shoot, hunt if I have too, I can fish, take care of babies, take care of children. I know and understand the English language fairly well (and bits of Spanish and French), and I fight for and with my sisters who either can't do that or can't do it alone.
Wasting my time justifying myself to you just seems like an exercise in stroking your own narcissism, and I don't see any reason to do that. So, whatever shoe of mine you tried putting on that you felt just didn't fit you very well, well... sorry about that, it's my shoe, I'm not ashamed of it and snarky comments aren't going to convince me to be ashamed.
Have a nice day man!
[quote="One Degree"]It is a legitimate criticism of which I am guilty. I can not force myself to vote based upon the choices I am given. I carefully watched the three Republican Senate candidates in the primary. I didn’t like any of them. Why should I cast a vote when I don’t see any of them really offering anything? I agree with your criticism, but I often don’t see an alternative to not voting that I am comfortable with.[/quote="One Degree"]
I've turned in various blank ballot for 12 years now. I see no reason why doing this isn't a legit criticism of the entire system. I mean, we had Hill Dawg or Doofus to vote for last year.
That's like asking me to choose between the char at the bottom of the skillet and the rotten, 3 month old grease in the oven trap. Either way I'm getting something disgusting that does absolutely nothing for me or anyone I know. Refusing to pick from those options, especially if more of the people who felt like I do did so, WOULD begin having a real effect. I can't help it if I'm just the trend setter here.
I'll wait while everyone catches up! *files her nails*
Edit- not sure why my quote fix-thingy didn't work. :P