Sunday, November 4, 2007



Why don't they want to vote?
The word is APATHY:
ap·a·thy (p-th) KEY
Lack of interest
or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.
Voter Apathy...
In politics, voter fatigue is the apathy that the electorate can experience when they are required to vote too often.
It is often used as a criticism of the direct democracy system, in which voters are constantly asked to decide on policy via referendums. However, proponents often counter that voter fatigue may be lessened by direct democracy as voters will feel their vote has more effect.
Voter fatigue can cause notoriously low voter turnout rates, and potentially more protest vote, and supposedly occurs for a variety of reasons:
Voters are not interested in the issue. Voters are bothered by the inconvenience of physically voting. Voters feel their vote will not count / the election has "already been won" by one side. Voters feel that it is not worth their while to educate themselves as to the issues and hence their vote would not be worth making. Voters can often feel that nothing will change hence no need to vote.
In the word book of GED the word is.. Fuckitall
People are tired of bullshit and don't give a damn anymore. The choices are always the same, nothing changes, its status-quo and deja vu. It's groundhog day every election so why vote over and over for the same old- same old shit? It's now more attractive to look for a way outta here then to try to change things here. That is the question and the answer.


SteeleOnSaipan said...

For some reason, that photo makes me want to go.......wherever!

bartemaeus said...

glen, the one thing that political 'parties' know: how to get the votes out to vote. this should be a good lesson for the '09 election. as long as tina is in; all is not lost. we'll just have to hang on for another 2 years!