Monday, November 01, 2004

Duty, Lemmings, and horror in the Well

Few things irritate me like the misuse of the word "duty". A prime example being that of my own dear brother, who somehow manages to boldly state that it is "duty" to vote. I can't think of a better way to cheapen the meaning of the word, "duty" than by association with the men and terms of this election.

Just as irritating is the use of the word "lemmings" to describe me, and the two other people who will chose not to soil themselves with this ridiculous exercise. It boggles the mind that a thinking individual can actually call us lemmings... while they run off to vote, for no other reason than the fact that everyone else is doing it, and they always have before.

Have you ever noticed that when the subject of not voting comes up, those who support voting always start throwing around words and phrases like "duty", and "Soldiers Died", and "Rights"? Wouldn't it be nice if they'd spare us (us.... me, Fred, and Will) this silliness and actually make an argument?

Why is it important that we vote?

While we await the answer from ol' WellDigger, and JACIII, allow me to postulate.

It's important so the Federal Government can make sure that it has you over the barrel. It's important, because as long as the People believe that they can enact honest change from the voting booth, the Federal Government never need fear real change.

Have fun at the polls tomorrow. Just remember, no matter what happens, you voted for a socialist. Don't cry when I point and laugh at you for it.

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