Some of my friends have been asking people to not vote, as a protest against the corrupt system. It won’t work.
Don’t misunderstand me: I agree that the system is corrupt. Elections are regularly fixed — NOT, as the conspiracy theorists would suggest, by stuffed ballot boxes and voter farming, but rather by the simpler method of limiting the pool of candidates to those Wall Street and the Establishment would find acceptable. We have a choice between terrible and worse.
Which is why I intend to vote against.(more…)