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SubjectRe: the voters arent doing their job? Reply to this message
Posted byHalcyon
Posted on10/25/04 08:04 PM

> our system is all or nothing for two or three sets of opinions. people decide
> who they like best, and defend all their ideas - they try as best they can to
> get their favourite to win, in other words.

Heheh. I just don't know why it doesn't occur to people to think more clearly after they see how this method works out... They just turn around later and complain about the consequences of the policies that they were once defending and supporting. I don't understand their affinity to just settling on the best that's available instead of demanding better.

> why doesnt this work? notr because
> people aren't objective, more because peopel feel that their onny hope to affect
> the political world is through manipulation of their peers.

I don't get that, it should be through the manipulation of the politicians... not their peers. People aren't really doing anything to change the things they dislike about politicians, and you can't just change people's minds to make them happy, it doesn't work unless they want to change, and if they did, they would have!

It's weird because most voters are above 18 and should have some sense. It seems irrational and illogical if all of this is really the case.

Jon Stewart made a lot of sense when he said reporters should be asking the hard hitting questions, and citizens should be doing the same and not accept the stupid excuses and PR that politicians use to cover up their mistakes and impose any personal agenda on the citizens.

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*Weird stances on politics  Halcyon10/25/04 01:55 PM
.*The Internet has made us all partisan wackos  wildcat10/27/04 05:22 PM
..*Heha just read that too -nt-  Halcyon10/27/04 06:49 PM
.*the voters arent doing their job?  dean10/25/04 07:03 PM
...Re: the voters arent doing their job?  Halcyon10/25/04 08:04 PM
.*Re: Weird stances on politics  wildcat10/25/04 04:31 PM
..*People do hate being wrong...  Halcyon10/25/04 06:12 PM
...*Re: People do hate being wrong...  wildcat10/26/04 00:05 AM
.*That's a good argument  ChachiSqrPants10/25/04 02:06 PM
..*Lobbying  Halcyon10/25/04 06:19 PM