the games that are being played are too vicious, i don't like it, it's as if they are forgetting that ppl have a choice. now, remember, i'm the one that thinks all of the recent racial problems shown on the news has some sort of link to the candidates wanting ppl to vote based on race. i really do think this, it's happening too much, more then ever. I suspect that if ppl think race, they will be less likely to vote for a different race during elections. I don't want to vote this time around. doing so would just encourage their behavior. crazy, yes, but it makes sense to me.
the frequency of racial issues reported on the news is getting closer and closer, at one time, it was maybe a month apart, then weeks apart, now, it's almost every other day, i suspect that based on this pattern, we are going to hear about more racial issues as we get closer to the elections...and all of those "problems" with nooses, etc. are going to stop once elections are over with.
we just had a recent school shooting, a white guy with the last name "coon", do you know that the word "coon" was used as a racial perjurative to describe african-americans?
i feel that they don't give a shit about us, they just want power that badly and will use whatever games they can to get elected. they forget that without out us, there would be no government.
Last edited by Czarina_Czarina on Oct 11th, 2007 at 10:32 AM
So becuase you don't like any of the candidates you aren't going to vote right? In Theory a valid point but I doubt anyone will ever find a candidate with who they can totally agree. So you don't have any issue ,on which you favour a particular decision, which you find important enough to go and vote on? Weird, but if you say so.
I never understood why people don't vote. Generally it's those people talking crap about the government or politicians afterwarsd.
__________________ Be smart, be cool, be sexy = be LIBERAL!
Generally speaking, of course, political parties in a nation represent a very narrow point of view. Terms like "liberal" and "conservative" are now regional to the point that, for example, all Canadian parties, including the conservatives, are socialist, whereas all American parties, including the Democrats, fall WELL to the right of all Canadian parties.
In every nation's democratic system there is an "acceptable" amount of variability between parties that allows them to remain mainstream (North American Democracies at least, Europe is more open and free, but suffers some more interesting problems, like the liberal + fascist + Christian alliances). A good case study in this might be the Canadian Green party. It has lost much of its initial support and members, because it had to sell out most of its extreme views to gain mainstream notoriety. Sure, many more people vote for them now, but their platform is almost identical to our "socialist" party.
Honestly, your comment is so close to "If you don't vote, you don't get to complain." Which is straight bullshit. If you vote you don't get to complain. You bought the system, you gave into voting for someone who doesn't really represent your voice. You are personally responsible for the problems with our democratic system