a reply to: dfnj2015
Heres the thing.
It may well be that voting will not avail the people of a given country the result they desire. It may well be that voting in the United States, will
not actually permit the people to exercise the amount of power they are due, despite their being the only legitimate source of power in the country.
But... even if it were to become the case, that no matter how large a majority of people vote for one thing, the other happens, at least if you vote,
you make a record of your opposition to the things that happen. If you vote against an unwelcome leader, or their batch of insane and regressive
agendas, even if those things come about anyway, you at least have a record to show in the future "Here, look. We did not agree to this, we all said
no, all these millions upon millions of us, and they did it anyway. The actions of our leaders do not represent the feelings, thoughts and attitudes
of our people, and I have the paperwork to prove it".
You can show that evidence to your fellow activists, to remind them what their protest ought to be about. You can show that evidence to journalists
from all over the world, to make sure that those journalists remind their nations people, that the American people no longer have even a light hand on
the tiller of their nation. You can show those things to your children's children, so that they are aware from childhood onward, that there is a fight
to fight, one which must never end until liberty by way of the power being provided to the citizen, is achieved for all people living in your country.
But while people allow themselves to believe that their can be liberty without direct control over policy by the people themselves, as opposed to
their corporate sponsored representatives, there will always be a fight to fight, to regain liberty, to regain the power that the people who founded
your nation, intended you all to have in the first place. THAT is why you keep voting. Its not just to make this or that happen, or get this or that
person elected. Its so that you KNOW you did everything you can, and can show the fact down the line.
Sometimes a vote is not about what you can gain, or what you can cause. Sometimes, its just about knowing that you did the right thing, and being
able to show that you did later on, when people are throwing up their hands and asking why their world is collapsing.