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05/15/2007 Archived Entry: "Would I vote for Ron Paul?"
Never! Voting is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner!
It's me, PSM. Hi.
Why do I feel like I wrote these exact same words just a few days ago? Are there renewed perturbations within the spacetime continuum surrounding Wolfesblog?
No matter. As I said previously, the reality is that we don't live in a world where each person is his own sovereign; voting, for all its many, many disappointments, both inherent and man-made, is the currency of the realm.
And this Ron Paul guy, dammitall, he's messing with my ideology. As much as I hate to say it, I have to admit that I'm falling him. Will I vote for him? Probably not. Don't want to validate the system, you know. But what's more likely? Or should I say, what's less likely? That by not voting, I'll somehow weaken this deeply flawed system and advance one more step toward a peaceful anarchy? Or that my one vote for a good candidate in a bad system will be counted?
In the end, I probably won't do it. I die a little inside each time I concede ground to the grand failure that is American democracy. But I'm surprised at myself for even considering it.
Posted by Penguinsscareme @ 10:08 AM CST