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In Distraction 2004

November 02, 2004

Vote or Don't!

Dear Reverse Vote Swappers, it is an honor to address you on this, our nation's Election Day. On this glorious Day, the real masters of government temporarily beach the Ship of State and allow the common man the honor of pretending to steer it. The rank-and-file citizen is elevated from a passive recipient of oppression to a passive participant in his own enslavement. In his hands the voter holds the power to change anything that will not really change anything.

As a strategic voting website, you might expect ReverseVoteSwap.org to be very adamant about the importance of voting. And indeed, if you're going to vote for Nader, the only serious anti-war candidate, then your vote does mean something and you should spare no expense to cast it. Otherwise it's basically a wash. ReverseVoteSwap.org has no interest in engaging in the sort of dishonest nagging that hitherto apolitical people engage in once they notice an election's on. Please understand that we have nothing against voting; we would like it very much if voting could indeed make a difference, but this will quite obviously require at least two or three major revolutions. Until then, in the words of Dead Prez: "Vote if you want to vote. Smoke if you want to smoke."

So don't feel bad if you don't make it to the polls today--unless you're going to vote for Nader. In that case, get off your ass and go show those motherf*ckers you're serious!

Posted by convener at November 2, 2004 10:24 AM