One of the things I hear that just incense me to no end, is these fuckers who don’t vote because they don’t believe that their vote matters. These lazy fucks sit around and complain about the leaders that are chosen for them, but can’t even be bothered to go to the polls and push a button on a screen. What’s more, they chose to blame the system for their own shortcomings as if that alone is justification to shirk their civic duty.
First, let’s just get one thing out of the way. If you vote, and the person you voted for doesn’t win, that doesn’t mean your vote wasn’t counted. Not everyone you vote for is going to win and if your expectation is that all of your picks will be winners, then you need to adjust your grip on reality. The only sure way to ensure that your vote is never counted is of course to never cast one in the first place.
If you spend some time observing elections then you may notice that many of them, mid-term elections in particular, are often decided by who doesn’t show up to the polls. Most voters are remarkably reliable when it comes to voting along party lines, so when a block of like-minded voters decline to exercise their right to vote, then the opposing party stands to gain.
If you’re unhappy with the current leadership, or lack thereof, and you don’t show up at the ballot to make your voice heard, you are part of the problem. You have essentially voted already by not standing to be counted, and by surrendered your vote to those who will eagerly decide the future of this country in your stead. So please, register to vote or STFU. If you choose to stay home on election day your opinion literally does not matter, especially if your opinion is that your vote doesn’t count.