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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#16 - deathofnight
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#23 to #16 - anon id: 59ab9b28
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>Politcal/Realism post
>Edgy
Every time, just stop.
User avatar #58 to #23 - garymotherfinoak
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>realism
"just stop."
#71 to #16 - mattaaa
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#72 to #16 - mattaaa
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#78 to #16 - anon id: 18fe64fd
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(Crysis suit voice) "Edgy-Vision Engaged."
OMG EDGY THIS! LOOK THAT IS EDGY TOO! EDGYYYYYYYYY!
#50 to #16 - arcticassassin
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Take these
#51 to #50 - arcticassassin
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User avatar #25 to #16 - missrainbowdash
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but is it untrue?
#28 to #25 - endospore
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Compared to the dozens of other countries where you can't vote, yes. I'd much, much rather have 'the lesser of two evils' or what's shown in this picture than live somewhere where the next president is the last president's assassin.

No system is perfect, but voting is the best we've come up with.
#81 to #28 - swagbot
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Since the **** when are we supposed to compare ourselves to others?!

Jeeesus...

I'm so ******* tired of hearing that excuse.
User avatar #36 to #28 - hydraetis
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Only difference is dictatorships don't give a **** about covering up their oppressive actions.
#40 to #36 - endospore
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Wow, you're completely right! The millions killed in Darfur and the Armenian genocides are so much worse than almost having a republican in office! You're brilliant!

Grow up, kid.
User avatar #44 to #40 - hydraetis
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And who says all Dictatorships work like that? Or that no democratic governments have gone crazy on their citizens? (Egypt seems to ring a bell)
User avatar #45 to #40 - hydraetis
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I think you're the one who needs to grow up buddy.
#10 - ffffyou
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User avatar #52 to #10 - xtrainx
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imgur.com/mHOZyxJ

**** da police
User avatar #15 - chrisfloyd
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Libertarian, Green, Socialist, Independent, Constitution, Pacifist. Hell, there's even a bona fide marijuana political party.

Voting isn't bad, just remember there's more to politics than "Red vs. Blue"
#31 to #15 - anon id: 317079ef
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which are legally not allowed to win
User avatar #38 to #15 - Crusader
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This is why I like Canada
The USA has 2 parties in Congress
Canada has 5 parties in the House of Commons
User avatar #85 to #38 - drunkasaurus
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Canada's politics make so much more sense than the U.S., I'm really not sure why the U.S. has so much money and influence over the world when their political system is as broken as ****.
User avatar #54 to #15 - malhaloc
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Yeah but because people are so loyal to "Red vs Blue" voting for anything else is just like saying "Its fine guys I don't want my vote to count this time." Personally I don't vote unless there's someone I can actually stand. I have yet to vote.
User avatar #79 to #15 - theexplodingcheez
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but it's a Catch 22, because a vote for a 3rd party is pretty much a wasted vote because the third party never actually wins. Sure, there could be a big upset, but what are the chances of that? I'd rather vote for one of the two main candidates I like better than a 3rd party candidate who will have no realistic chance to win. Just my 2¢
User avatar #101 to #79 - chrisfloyd
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A wasted vote is a vote for a candidate that you don't believe in. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
#95 to #15 - haqq
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i saw the words red vs blue
User avatar #18 to #15 - corso
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The only problem is that they DON'T know that. The media and government pretends there's only two. Hell, at one of the last presidential debate the major third party candidate showed up demanding she be allowed to participate and was actually arrested.
#19 to #18 - nightstar
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She was arrested because she, and her VP candidate sat down in the road outside of the place.

Don't get mad at mainstream media for being biased when you leave facts out of your narrative too...
User avatar #20 to #19 - corso
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...It never occurred to you that she sat in the road because she was protesting that when she showed up they wouldn't let her participate in the debate?
#22 to #20 - nightstar
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I understand that, but is sitting down in the road really the best way to let America know you are a viable option for president? You also call her the major third party candidate but Gary Johnson received more votes, making Jill the second biggest third party candidate.

But non of that really matters. Until the democrats and the republicans aren't allowed to make the debate rules the third party candidates have no chance on gaining any traction with the vast majority of voters. The single greatest threat to the great American experiment, the casual voter.
#26 to #22 - noschool
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it's not the media or the voters or even the parties it's the system, it's impossible to have anything other than a two party system in the US's voting system.
#27 to #26 - nightstar
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I have no idea how you could argue that. There are plenty of independents and third party officials all over the county at state and local levels.

Having a third party POTUS or senator, that isn't going to happen anytime soon.
#29 to #27 - noschool
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I was mainly referring to the presidential election and it is try the smaller you go the easier it is for 3rd parties to win because they only have to swing a fewer number of voters, but at a level with this many people they don't have a chance.
#30 to #29 - noschool
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true*
#35 - bronywhat
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In countries where you're not allowed to vote, the tree just walks over to you and stomps your ass.
User avatar #53 to #35 - malhaloc
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I guess you're right. At least in this country we get to pick the tree that stomps us.
#43 to #35 - thepsycho
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Well look at the bright side

It's being honest from the start
#47 - lafuriaroja
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You must be a lot of fun at parties.
You must be a lot of fun at parties.
User avatar #34 - zaperzero
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And what if you vote for the other candidate instead?
User avatar #37 to #34 - bodyrokr
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The rope goes on the other branch
User avatar #39 to #37 - zaperzero
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So by not voting you don't tie the rope to the tree and instead simply water the tree.
User avatar #41 to #39 - songemot
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Nope. You're still tied to the tree, but someone else comes along and waters it for you.

And if you untie yourself, you go to prison.
User avatar #42 to #41 - zaperzero
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Or you go to a different country. Or become the tree. Or vote for someone who won't **** **** up; which seems to stem from Congress not the President. If you wish to water your crops to grow large.
#55 - dekyrptonian
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you're right, we should go back to a militaristic dictatorship and have no choice at all.
#67 to #55 - luthervonappledorf
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Knowing I'm probably going to get thumbed into oblivion here, I actually think a totalitarian society would work better.   
   
Most people (myself included) know little to nothing about politics or how to run a country. So how can we trust people to make a good decision on who they want to run a country when they don't really know who or what they're voting for?   
   
We should at least either have mandatory lessons on politics or only have a select few people vote for an overall party to rule rather than one person. And I think they should have longer terms. 4 years is far too short for many policies to kick in and if they don't work out straight away, people get pissed and vote them out. Which just seems crazy to me. You don't stop a washing machine early because it hasn't cleaned your clothes in the time you wanted.
Knowing I'm probably going to get thumbed into oblivion here, I actually think a totalitarian society would work better.

Most people (myself included) know little to nothing about politics or how to run a country. So how can we trust people to make a good decision on who they want to run a country when they don't really know who or what they're voting for?

We should at least either have mandatory lessons on politics or only have a select few people vote for an overall party to rule rather than one person. And I think they should have longer terms. 4 years is far too short for many policies to kick in and if they don't work out straight away, people get pissed and vote them out. Which just seems crazy to me. You don't stop a washing machine early because it hasn't cleaned your clothes in the time you wanted.
#73 to #67 - dekyrptonian
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i'll thumb you up, cause i understand your argument, but when you look at politics, you can never assume that they are in politics for your best interest. That's why the aristocracy that you said, and the totalitarian government would always feel. people are corrupt with power. either one group supported by the leaders gets all of the biased support, while the rest are forced to adapt to the rules that weren't set to them, but were forced and they must comply. In the american republic, the problem is the elected officers being corrupted and that is not only annoying but is also disgraceful. in all honesty, at the pace we move today, a direct democracy would be way ******* better.
TLDR: We need to bring that athenian democracy back yo
#76 to #73 - luthervonappledorf
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I think I need to take a year or so out to get my head around politics. I desperately want to understand it and how it works so I can actually make an informed decision because I'm sick of everyone being so similar. There doesn't appear to be much difference in most major political parties anymore. They all change their ideas and policies to suit what the population want, which sometimes, isn't what's best for people.   
   
Gif related, how I feel when I try and talk to people about politics in real life. I just gave up trying recently.
I think I need to take a year or so out to get my head around politics. I desperately want to understand it and how it works so I can actually make an informed decision because I'm sick of everyone being so similar. There doesn't appear to be much difference in most major political parties anymore. They all change their ideas and policies to suit what the population want, which sometimes, isn't what's best for people.

Gif related, how I feel when I try and talk to people about politics in real life. I just gave up trying recently.
#77 to #76 - dekyrptonian
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if you want to learn about politics, or current political happenings and all that jazz, stay the **** AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY from news networks.  they are incredibly biased
if you want to learn about politics, or current political happenings and all that jazz, stay the **** AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY from news networks. they are incredibly biased
#83 to #67 - swagbot
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A totalitarian society is not a society, because SOCIETY is a body a people agreeing together on how the rules that govern a particular territory.

A totalitarian State is just a big Plantation... with Slaves and Masters. Sounds like you're okay with being a Slave:

"Most people (myself included) know little to nothing about politics or how to run a country. So how can we trust people to make a good decision on who they want to run a country when they don't really know who or what they're voting for?"

You don't know 'much about how to run a country', eh?

What a pathetic attitude!
Get your testosterone levels checked, man.
Start engaging in your community, or prepare to be a slave permanently.
#74 - brodyego
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#1 - herrrytter
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explain please...
User avatar #11 to #1 - gobnick
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in our current party system, either vote will **** at least one demographic over, whether this demographic is a race or a social ideology, at least one will get screwed, and not only that, after a while (at least in the past few presidencies) the candidate ***** everything up, pretty much screwing over everyone that voted for them. voting is essentially a slow way of killing yourself or at least providing the means for your downfall, i've only voted once and i already have an election i regret, if voting for your candidate does not screw you over, once you see how it has screwed over others it will kill you inside (that is, if you care at all), it doesn't directly mean you'll kill yourself, but it certainly does far greater harm than good nowadays. yes this picture is drastic, and overstates its point, but it has one nonetheless.
User avatar #17 to #1 - signedforcookies
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Dunno why you got voted down for asking. Thumbed up to repair.
#2 to #1 - drakojan
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You're voting(watering) for someone/something(the tree) which will eventually come to the point where it will kill you, but slowly(the tree will grow and you'll hang yourself but it'll take a ******** of time).
#3 to #2 - herrrytter
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I understood that, but I cant relate it to voting.
User avatar #4 to #3 - drakojan
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The people you vote for in the government or whatever will kill you and your wallet with taxes and stupid health insurance ****. Basically the laws they will eventually vote on will be the death of you.
#5 to #4 - herrrytter
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I really dont think that's any problem. I have faith in the government (atleast in my own country). I dont think the decisions the government make is gonna kill me.
User avatar #6 to #5 - drakojan
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In some countries the government is really ****** up. For example in my country (Romania). Really, it depends in which country you're in.
#8 to #5 - erf
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if you wait long enough they will **** **** up believe me

nobody would think that someone could hang himself in a small tree too
User avatar #7 to #1 - dudeimlikeadude
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he wants the tree to grow so he can hang himself off it but i don't understand what it has to do with voting
User avatar #9 to #1 - shibe
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You're voting for someone that you think will do good but will eventually **** you over in so many ways.
User avatar #12 to #1 - infinitereaper
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All roads lead to "you're ******"