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Re^8: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation

by chaoticset (Chaplain)
on Oct 27, 2004 at 20:56 UTC ( #403150=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
in thread Sainthood via Seniority Simulation

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.

You are what you think.

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Re^9: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
by apotheon (Deacon) on Oct 27, 2004 at 21:19 UTC
    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
      (apologies in advance to non-US-residents/citizens)

      I'm collecting bumper stickers. A few days ago, I saw a Kerry/Cheney. Yesterday I saw a Bush/Kerry (subtitled The Grand Elite Party), and today a Cheney/Edwards (don't actually remember which was listed first). Is everybody entertained? Can we stop talking about off topic stuff here now? Save it for the chatterbox or your neighbors/cow orkers/spice.

        I love that Grand Elite Party idea. Where can I get one?

        - apotheon
        CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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