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Hey! I don't vote!

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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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Hi ATS! I'm in my mid-thirties and I have never voted in a single US election on a local or national level!

I have always thought the system was bogus and therefore I've refused to participate. It's a sham! For example:

Presidential campain $ figures are ridiculous. Only rich elites funded by rich elites can run for President with any possibility of success.

The two party system is failing America

I do not participate in American politics, and I am proud. I think it's my right as an American to NOT participate. My participation does not matter in any way! Even on the local level. I am a white, middle class 30 something in Philadelphia. Here's some stats on Philadelphia:

I'm a minority. Politicians here not acting in my best interests. Now I understand the struggle.

Philadelphia is generally a pretty miserable place, but it has a certain grimy charm. This symbolizes the America in which I live: Close to where I used to live, not so long ago.

Alright so hey, this is me. I made an introduction of sorts awhile back about my family's dark history of possible/probable MK ULTRA experiments but it got a little too personal, and I was attacked and called a liar, and people referred to me by my "real name" which was not my real name and it just got really weird and stuff.. so the mods were nice enough to delete it at my request - so here's a new introduction. I want some one to convince me that I should participate in US politics.

I also want to add that I love my country. It's totally messed up here in various ways, but no way would I want to live anywhere else.

So go ahead, whoever is reading, and give me your opinion

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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: prolethreat81

I AGREE!


Star and flag for you.
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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: prolethreat81

I vote with my dollar!

While it is still worth something!



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: prolethreat81

Well Hey Prole! I don't blame You for your feelings on the scam that is to Vote! I am with George Carlin, (May He R.I.P.), where He said, "You can't blame ME for (enter politicians name here), Cause I don't Vote!"
The voting system, in My opinion is just a system to make us believe We have a choice. Or that if We vote, We can make a difference. I don't think so!
I too love this country, most of the time, but do not buy into that scam of voting.
The two party system is another broken element of society. It is there, IMO, to further divide us. I only follow, somewhat, whoever is in line with My beliefs and values.
So far none have really been able to be on that list. LOL!! R.P. was close! LOL!!
Later, Syx.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:23 PM
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100 % right both sides are playing minorities. NOT TEA party types if you read what they say and not listen to the media whores. I went to rally across from my building a couple of years back. I saw blacks, whites, immigrants, young people old people, military types. The media showed the redneck looking old people and ridiculed them viciously like the yellow journalist do.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: prolethreat81

Oh! also part two of my introduction...and feel free to comment on this. I've been a frequent lurker on ATS since 2011 when Jared Laughner shot Gabby Giffords. See, I developed my own bizarre theory about it when it happened.

My crackpot theory was that this kid knew that Gabby Giffords was actually an alien (she's married to an astronaut so, you know, obviously, right?), so the theory was essentially that he was going to shoot her point blank in the head, and show everyone that obviously she wouldn't die, because she's an alien. I know it's super messed up, and uncool, and not at all funny.. but that was my little theory.

Anyway, come to find out the kid was a member of ATS, from googling him, etc., so I read all of his posts and became fascinated by how truly stupid this kid was. Just astonishingly dumb (and obviously mentally unstable), and anyway I just got wrapped up in that, and then started surfing around..and then 2012 was coming so all those threads were interesting/fun, and anyway here I am 4 years later and I've learned so much from all you ATS people and I think in general the website totally rules - so anyway, just wanted to say thanks to everyone!

Also props to anyone that recognizes what movie my Avatar is from

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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:28 PM
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originally posted by: SyxPak
a reply to: prolethreat81

Well Hey Prole! I don't blame You for your feelings on the scam that is to Vote! I am with George Carlin, (May He R.I.P.), where He said, "You can't blame ME for (enter politicians name here), Cause I don't Vote!"
The voting system, in My opinion is just a system to make us believe We have a choice. Or that if We vote, We can make a difference. I don't think so!
I too love this country, most of the time, but do not buy into that scam of voting.
The two party system is another broken element of society. It is there, IMO, to further divide us. I only follow, somewhat, whoever is in line with My beliefs and values.
So far none have really been able to be on that list. LOL!! R.P. was close! LOL!!
Later, Syx.


I am a HUGE fan of that Carlin quote. Probably my favorite quote of his - yes I was definitely channeling that, Syx. Thanks for mentioning that!!



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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I registered to vote when I turned 18, I never ended up voting but I sure as hell got called to jury duty. Worst decision of my life.


I choose not to vote because it's all rigged anyways.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:57 PM
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The only time I voted was a 4th(?) grade test run. I've had the flu every single presidential election since.

I've always lived in blue states, therefore my vote literally doesn't count! Why bother?

I feel a slight sense of guilt for not voting in local and state elections but eh.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:59 PM
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Just vote in one of the third parties for lols. There should be more then red and blue and i think there are.

Maybe if anonymous could somehow put this guy into office.




Or vote for this guy.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: prolethreat81

If you don't vote - you aren't allowed to complain about your government. Thank you for breathing the air.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Rights come with responsibilites.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: FireflyStars
The only time I voted was a 4th(?) grade test run. I've had the flu every single presidential election since.


Oh my God! Me too, only time I voted for a President was in grade school! It was 1988 and I voted for Dukakis because his name sounded hilarious (and still does).

"Mom, I think I just saw a man go Dukakis on that Bush over there."



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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I'm Scottish and a US permanent resident for many years. As a non US citizen I have no right to vote. I may decide to go for citizenship soon so that might change. I must be getting old.

I have always felt that all politicians are as bad as each other and voting for them is an act of conformity they do not deserve from me. To the point that I used to proudly call myself an an anarchist to anyone who asked me about politics.

That kind of changed recently when I wished I had the right to vote in the referendum for the independence of Scotland. However, myself along with every other Scottish citizen living overseas was prohibited from voting by the English government in London.


So, I can't vote on US elections. I can't vote on UK elections either.

I used to be able to vote and I didn't. Now I can't vote and I still don't, the only difference being now I don't have a choice.

It changes my political outlook that I have no right to vote anywhere on the bloody planet. Politics is a huge sham. I think I see that a bit more clearly now. I don't get caught up in sides, to me there is only right and wrong. It's very liberating.

The whole bloody lot of them have to go if you ask me, the world's political systems are rapidly becoming inviable. I think it's gone beyond the voting system. That is tainted by corruption and completely open to abuse by the criminal elements of the political infrastructure.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

Yeah, I mean I get where you're coming from, FyreByrd, sort of.

Have you ever heard of Morton's Fork? My conundrum is sort of like that. Morton's Fork

Then there's the whole, you know, lesser of two evils thing.

So you know, I could have voted for Romney in 2012, who I had major issues with (plus something about him reminded me of Martin Sheen's character in The Dead Zone), or Obama (also deeply flawed). So if I had voted for, say, Vermin Supreme in 2012, then...I can complain about the govt. and it's totally cool? Or?
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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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Political choice is an illusion and a crafty distraction and part of the control mechanism known as: The Hegelian Dialectic

I vote by adjusting the zeitgeist code with information input via quantum entangled photons.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: prolethreat81
a reply to: FyreByrd

Yeah, I mean I get where you're coming from, FyreByrd, sort of.

Have you ever heard of Morton's Fork? My conundrum is sort of like that. Morton's Fork

Then there's the whole, you know, lesser of two evils thing.

So you know, I could have voted for Romney in 2012, who I had major issues with (something about him reminded me of Martin Sheen's character in The Dead Zone), or Obama (also deeply flawed). So if I had voted for, say, Vermin Supreme in 2012, then...I can complain about the govt. and it's totally cool? Or?


If you want - you can write in your own choice - you know that right. And in fact it's the local elections that matter more then any Presidential Election. It those State and County and City elections you vote has true impact.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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originally posted by: machineintelligence
Political choice is an illusion and a crafty distraction and part of the control mechanism known as: The Hegelian Dialectic

I vote by adjusting the zeitgeist code with information input via quantum entangled photons.


You are supremely awesome.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

People who don't vote absolutely have the "right" to complain.

You know why?

Because we are all born into this bull# and it's not something we choose. I don't vote and it is not anyone's place to say I don't have the "right" to complain because I choose not to participate in a sham of a system that I was born into. I choose not to vote because it's evil and government is evil.

There is no such thing as the lesser of two evils. There is only evil, in which I refuse to legitimatize by my participation.

I will still complain until the government and all it's idiotic followers become so violent to the point that they cut my tongue off. Which is entirely possible if history means anything.

Until then.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:44 PM
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originally posted by: OrphanApology
a reply to: FyreByrd

There is no such thing as the lesser of two evils. There is only evil, in which I refuse to legitimatize by my participation.



Those are precisely the words I was going for.




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