Throwing away your vote on a message no one will hear, and which will change no outcome, is sometimes presented as ‘voting your conscience’, but that’s got it exactly backwards; your conscience is what keeps you from doing things that feel good to you but hurt other people. Citizens who vote for third-party candidates, write-in candidates, or nobody aren’t voting their conscience, they are voting their ego, unable to accept that a system they find personally disheartening actually applies to them.
There’s No Such Thing As A Protest Vote
Clay Shirky
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no, im voting for whats right. do i want war or more war? because thats what the other two parties offer. war. fuck you for being so thick you cant even fucking comprehend the massive elephant in the room.

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