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Re^6: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation

by chaoticset (Chaplain)
on Oct 26, 2004 at 16:02 UTC ( #402667=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
in thread Sainthood via Seniority Simulation

I ask because the implication that uninformed voters is bad would only seem logical if you believed that most voters were well-informed to begin with.



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Re^7: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
by apotheon (Deacon) on Oct 26, 2004 at 17:34 UTC
    How do you figure? It seems to me that the more uninformed voters there are, the less the votes of the informed can make a positive difference.

    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin
      That is only a problem if you assume that the votes of the informed make a difference at all.

      If, like many politicians, all you do is repeat "more people should vote" like a mantra, again and again, then the point is being missed anyway, and buffet lunches would send polling numbers skyrocketing. If the only concern is the numbers, it's a good strategy.

      If the problem is that fewer and fewer people are willing to subject themselves to any involvement with the political process as a whole due to its farcical nature, then we just need a whole new political system. That should be pretty simple.



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      You are what you think.

        I agree that the politicians are missing the point. I agree that buffet lunches would likely cause polling numbers to skyrocket. I agree that the political process, as currently practiced, is farcical in nature. I agree that we need a whole new political system.

        I don't think we really need to further compound the problems we currently have in the meantime.

        - apotheon
        CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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