25 February 2009

Quote from a bathroom stall

If voting could really change things, it would be illegal.

4 comments:

Comrade Kevin said...

Clever, but one wonders how you could convince the American people that voting should be illegal. Since most of the population has a disconcerting habit of NOT voting on any regular basis, it'd be hard to get people riled up to end suffrage as we know it.

Our lethargy and irresponsibility might be our salvation.

Karlo said...

I think the point is that it fails to bring fundamental change. The thing I liked about the quote was the insight that any threat to the establishment is likely to evoke a response. This serves as a handy way to evaluate a counter-establishment movement.

libhom said...

I think that is either an Emma Goldman quote or a paraphrase of her.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

We just spent the last 3 months in bitter temperatures and bad weather, going door-to-door campaigning our asses off for a friend who is running for Mayor. We had our primary yesterday. All previous municipal primaries had about a 6% turnout. We had over 11% yesterday. It's still dismal, but there is some improvement. Let's keep that momentum going I say and aim for an 18% turnout for the general election! Woo-hoo! Many more freezing campaign days and other people's apathy and I just might kill the next person who complains about government but doesn't vote.