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Old 10-05-2008, 06:43 PM
ginger baker ginger baker is offline
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Default Re: Free Will: In Defense of Not Voting

this is silly. gosh i hope there is a deux ex machina waiting in the wings. So far what I hear is just a lot of generic complaining about how bad political discourse is.

gosh...this is going nowhere.

Look, citizenship matters, including voting, because the legitimization of the state matters. Yes, the public can be more informed and educated but the degree to which we "vote badly" is due to the constriction and trivialization of the political by a corporate culture dominated by advertising and "the private realm." Citizenship is qualitatively distinct from share-holding.
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