a lot of people seem to think that voting is about liking a candidate, which,,, that’s a lovely notion
as an analogy, it would be splendid if voting were like going to a showcase and choosing which of two luxury sofa sectionals should magically appear in your den when you got home
no, voting is about choosing which box of calamitous flatpacked mess of ikea parts you think will be less likely to kill you or innocent bystanders while you struggle to assemble it yourself with a flimsy alan wrench
@red somewhere someone has written an essay about how this mindset is akin to the capitalist definition of the self first and foremost through consumer choice
@maya that sounds fascinating
@red voting for pepsi makes you a member of pepsi generation. the store does not have any presidential administration i want to buy and yet
@red occasionally you can have the luck of voting for someone that is more than basically not-a-threat, but in such case, they will be horribly impeded of acting on their ideas because politics is a "team sport" and you get nowhere acting alone in there.
Weirdly enough, sometimes even though everything points on the other direction, some things turn out right through electoral politics, frequently when nobody really tried to do it that way.
every day is a moon holiday when you're living in fully-automated luxury gay space communism. lets dance to honor our lesbian aunt the moon under the silver glow of her justice and grace