90 Miles From Tyranny : Be sure to vote, unless . . .

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Be sure to vote, unless . . .

One of the most mindless platitudes you hear during every election season is the one that urges everyone to be sure to vote, no matter what, because the system only works if you vote or whatever.

Actually, the system works fine with lots of people not voting every year. And it would work better if a lot more people joined them in not voting.

So I’d like to offer some of you the chance to save a little time today, and save the rest of us the consequences of your having joined in the decision-making that will affect our nation’s future.

If you pay little attention to news about our government and its policies, please don’t vote. You’re the type of person who is easily manipulated by ads, media propaganda and other things unrelated to good governance.

If you mainly get your news from The Today Show or Good Morning America, please don’t vote. Everything you “know” is wrong.

If you mainly get your news from Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee or John Oliver, please don’t vote. Those are comedy shows, you fool. And they’re not even funny. At least when Jon Stewart was around, he was funny. These slugs are nothing but insufferable bores.

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