Monday, January 04, 2010

Chickens gained valuable rights in California on the same day that gay men and lesbians lost them

Here's the problem with our democracy. It really isn't one. It really isn't one because of you, and you and you -- you that didn't vote -- you that decided that you couldn't find the hour, once every four years, to go down to the local school, community centre or church, and cast your ballot. You, and you and you -- you're at fault for not educating yourself on the platforms of the political parties -- and the issues whose resolution is at stake. You, and you and you, who take your precious gift of a vote, and spurn it every four years. If you don't like to vote, there is a despot somewhere in the world who could use you to trample on.

Just saying, get out and vote, eh.

in reference to: Direct democracy: The tyranny of the majority | The Economist (view on Google Sidewiki)

1 comment:

  1. "If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change." Words written by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Completely different context, completely alike effects. Complacency on the part of the many puts too much power into the hands of the few, but how is anyone going to get that to change?


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