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to vote or not to vote. that is the question.

 

shakespeare said this. really. i heard him. he was in the alley with his pointed shoes and his hat.

 

so, this little form came in the mail, urging me to register as a voter. why? to mark a ballot in the may 2017 b.c. province general election.

 

according to voters, each mark could be of crucial importance as to who will 'govern' and/or 'lead' the province in the time to come. truly. many people said this. i heard them.

 

they also said that voting 'gave me a say' in what happens in the future. that it was my democratic right AND DUTY to vote. this is true, they said. i heard them.

 

weighted down with this thought. after all, who am i? to what political acumen can i lay claim? am i an expert in politics or economics? have i ever 'run for office' (what a visual this conjures). and. most important, do i have any 'degrees' in either subject?  actual questions asked by politically correct and aware.

 

so, here are what some luminaries have said about voting.

 

if voting could actually change anything, it would be illegal.      noam chomsky.

 

.........keep in mind that hitler was elected in a full, free, democratic election.     george carlin.

 

don't vote, it only encourages them.    neil gaiman.

 

my take is why should i take any action that supports a corrupt system that only works to oppress me.

 

and, question. we live in a democracy? 

and, comment. look at u.s.a. right now.

and, question. you think it can't happen in canada?

 

albert einstein: insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

 

hasta la vista baby, but not at the polls