Tuesday, November 02, 2004

So...

Which flavor of Socialist are you votin' for? I would mention the third party folks... but lets face it... more people will write in "Mickey Mouse" than will vote for either of them... so what'll it be, diet, regular, or green socialism?

Of course... I can already hear the wailing now... "If you don't vote, don't complain!"

Such stupidity. Months ago I asked someone to defend that statement intelectually, and to date, no one has. I often imagine it applied like this:

Vote Police: Stalin or Mao! Vote!
Me: Umm.. No.
Vote Police: If you don't vote, don't complain when you are murdered by the state.
Me: But they're both going to murder me. Where's the "He won't kill you candidate?"
Vote Police: Stalin or Mao! Vote! Many differences.
Me: But they're both going to kill me.
Vote Police: Yes. But they will kill you differently.
Me: Couldn't we save a lot of time and just have you shoot people when they show up to vote?
Vote Police: Ahh.. You must be from Chicago.

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