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i’m a philanthropist, and i’m concerned about electoral integrity. as i am a person of integrity, i have purchased this upcoming election. under my oversight, i’m confident the outcome will reflect the true spirit of this country.

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i love voting so much i bought the election

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pol — do a vote 

electoral politics is a miserable front with generally poor leverage, but if you can i highly recommend voting.

it’s said “if voting changed anything, it’d be illegal” and, well, it is increasingly illegal. voter disenfranchisement, intimidation, etc.

while i recognize that concessions and compromise in a den of bluebloods and fascists is not my idea of justice or progress, it remains a front. only through a diversity thereof are we strong.

this is not a shitpost.

pol — do a vote 

@garbados I will never understand the whole argument against. I get that the benefits of voting can be seen as marginal compared to all else but geez, marginal control is better than what we usually have! You don't have to be full on team electoralism to vote, you just tick the box and get on with the other stuff

pol — do a vote 

@garbados Well said. I was at some tech conference in October 2016 - awful right libertarian gig full of Ayn Rand - and one of the organisers was wearing a t-shirt 'a vote for nobody is a vote for everybody'. How clever that would look in a few weeks!

pol — do a vote 

@garbados we're not at the point where we are seizing much of anything, much less the means of production or the capitalists mansions, so voting's what most of us have right now.

pol — do a vote 

@glintacp i think we have more fronts at our disposal than we realize. mutual aid, solidarity, and direct action take many forms.

pol — do a vote 

@garbados yeh i agree with that, but as far as the system itself goes, unless we have jobs uh swiping things off desks lol we're still stuck with this system for the moment.

i'm not shaming ppl for not voting or for who they vote for when they do AND i will never say that bs 'if you dont vote, dont bitch,' but it is the only action that many of us can take to try to change things.

pol — do a vote 

@glintacp yeah, no argument here 🤷‍♀️

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