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[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

The non-voters don’t care. The ones that actually subscribe to the ignorant narrative of single issue protesting are too stubborn to admit they’re wrong. And the rest of them are right-wing/Russian propagandists.

Basically, what you shared is what either of the aforementioned will use as a platform to bolster their effort to sell everyone on their bullshit ideology.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I think they do care, they've just been taught that their vote doesn't matter. This seems to be especially true of non-white people i talk to. How can we encourage people to engage? A meme or a list of concerns is not going to change their mindset when they've been manipulated into generations of apathetic resistance.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

The degree to which one person’s vote matters is a simple matter that is easily seen. There’s no room for “believing” anything.

In the USA for instance, a Presidential vote is extremely unlikely to change the election outcome. Therefore, that vote doesn’t matter very much.

The idea that voting makes a difference, for the individual, is an illusion we use to get people to vote. In the most basic, real, concrete way, which way I vote in an election does not make a difference.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

That's like saying $1 doesn't mean anything.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

No, they’re upset over a single issue every election year. They’re easily manipulated. That’s it.

This happens every four years. Like clock work. They find some hot button social issue and use it to hold our election ransom.

And also, If they thought their votes don’t matter, they wouldn’t threaten to not vote at all or vote third party if they don’t get their way. Because if their votes didn’t matter- it would be empty threats.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

The people I've spoken with who don't vote are mostly black or brown and aren't withholding votes because of some issue. They've never voted. I invited a friend to go primary vote with me and she said, "no thanks, but you have fun with that."

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

I don’t think we’re taking about the same thing.

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