In a major election such as a presidential election when conducted in a two party system, voting for third parties will only affect the vote by virtue of withholding votes from one of the two major party candidates. No…
Every time I see someone say this: I cringe. Because this is how people remain slaves to the capitalist state.
Don’t vote. Any vote is throwing your vote away. Revolt instead.
If voting would change anything it would be illegal.
Don’t shame people for trying to have an original thought instead of a being Borg.
Some folks need a much deeper political analysis.
This is in my top 5 reasons of Why I Fucking Loathe Election Year. (Also featuring top singles such as Dear Fucking Gods That Guy Is Evil Incarnate, Shut The Fuck Up Faux News, and These Debates Are Only Good For Drinking Games.) There is a complex and nuanced discussion to be had about how to change a 2-party monopoly and the values of voting in that process. This is not that discussion. Nor is pretty much any version of it I ever see in a given election year.
Nobody is obligated to vote, not even for the lesser of two evils, if they cannot bring themselves to compromise their principles enough to hold their nose and vote for someone who just happens to violate those principles slightly less than the other guy.
Nobody is obligated to not vote, and voting for the lesser of two evils is a perfectly valid choice that does not make one a slave to anything or a fucking Borg.
My vote. MINE.