"The ancient Greeks had a word for a person who is indifferent to public affairs in this way: idiotes, or idiot." -- Irksome NYTimes piece on the existential meaninglessness of voting...which isn't to say you shouldn't do it, even if once vote doesn't make much difference...especially under the Electoral College. Or something. All I know is, trying to get rid of this, no matter how symbolically, is worth the effort in my book.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Irksome is a good word to use to describe this. It's beyond ridiculous to effectively discourage people to vote because their one particular vote might be the tiebreaker. That's beside the point, voting by all prevents decisions from being made by a few.