Why voting third party is a waste of your time
Grant J. Kidney — With the general election coming up fast in the United States, some have decided that voting third party is the only way that they’ll truly feel patriotic. After all, the two party dictatorship of the ‘republicrats’ and the ‘democans’ has gone too far- and now is the time to ‘rein them in’.
Whilst I admire the likes of Green party candidate Jill Stein and Justice party candidate, Rocky Anderson, the truth is that these folks will never get elected to the office of the Presidency. Nevertheless, most third party voters are aware of this reality- their motto being ‘vote your conscience’.
But what if voting your conscience isn’t enough to dismantle the evil works that both the democrats and the republicans have promulgated?
Guess what. Its not.
Voting in and of itself is a total waste of time. Even if some cute little turd with a smiley face were running for President, I’d still stay home and do something more constructive- like play with legos or watch paint dry.
We must send a clear message to the controllers of this system- and only mass refusal of participation in their games will do just that.
In conjunction with the act of not voting in the upcoming general election, it would also be handy to the activist’s cause if folks en masse also refused to purchase gasoline, pay their rent or mortgages, and starting growing their own food and generating their own power.
An example of how voting third party gets nothing done
For those still unconvinced that refusing to vote is the best route to go, consider this. Let’s say Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson actually won the Presidency (which, in some alternate universe would make sense. Otherwise, yeah right). How would President Johnson’s proposed $1.4 trillion budget cut help all of the poor people on food stamps? Answer: it wouldn’t. Educating these same folks however on how to grow their own gardens would assist them immeasurably.
So what have we learned from the example above? We learned that rather than voting, educating is a much more practical way of bringing about true change in this world.
…yet still, on election day, millions will refuse to educate and instead, cast a vote for somebody who they know will never have a seat in the Oval Office.
If what I’m saying is still beyond your comprehension- and ‘voting your conscience’ is the only way to clear your conscience, then allow the following graphic I’ve created to serve as a suggestion of what you should do when you enter the voting booth in November.
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