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Forum Post: Smoke and mirrors, Sausage Factory, Lesser Evils and YOU Making a Difference

Posted 2 years ago on March 25, 2012, 5:12 p.m. EST by darrenlobo (204)
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Those are phrases used to describe politics. Things are getting uglier. I'm finally coming to face the reality that voting only feeds into the illusion the system creates that different candidates really make a difference. The truth is, voting for the lesser of two evils only moves us towards the next election with two worse evils.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Smoke-and-mirrors-Sausage-by-Rob-Kall-120325-991.html

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[-] 1 points by RedSkyMorning (220) 2 years ago

I can't find that the us has any voter turn out requirement. I could of sworn we did so maybe someone knows it but I did find some interesting ideas of people online who think foreigners should vote in our elections. That would cause s shake up. Maybe iraqis should get to vote. Hehe.

[-] 1 points by darrenlobo (204) 2 years ago

Mandatory voting is the law in some countries, Australia & Brazil, for example. I'd hate to see them implement that here, though it would give us a great way to do some civil disobedience on election day.

[-] 1 points by RedSkyMorning (220) 2 years ago

I think I'm voting for the sun king this year.

[-] 1 points by darrenlobo (204) 2 years ago

A Brazilian once told me that they sometimes write in the names of the monkeys at the zoo over there. Maybe you could write in Bonzo with Reagan as his VP. :-)

[-] 1 points by RedSkyMorning (220) 2 years ago

No I'm set. Mariette antienne is my vp

[-] 0 points by DiablosBlanco (5) 2 years ago

I've had similar thoughts-- posted this yesterday to no response: http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-two-party-selection-how-do-you-feel-about-voting/