It may be a little late to be writing about this, seeing as how the 2016 election has come and gone, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for quite a while, so I wanted to get this out there.
I’ll be honest and say that I did not vote in this last election, mainly because (as you can probably tell from the title of this post) I don’t feel that voting makes a real difference. Although I don’t completely understand the Electoral College or how it works, I do know that it has the power to completely overtake the popular vote, as it appeared to do in this last election, as well as in another recent previous election. And you can almost always bet that the loser is gonna cry about how the Electoral College ruined everything, even if they were sticking up for the Electoral College before the election results were in!
I witnessed this very thing on my Facebook wall while the votes were being tallied. A friend of a friend talked about how imperative the Electoral College is to ensuring fairness in the election, and then when Trump won, that very same person was whining about how the Electoral College is bullshit and how Hillary won the popular vote fair and square.
I shit you not, people. Those whiny liberals can really get on my nerves sometimes. But that’s another post for another day. I digress…
Back to the question at hand. Does voting really matter? Not if the candidates are shit to begin with. As was the case in 2016.
We were all forced to choose between evil puppet #1, a racist, misogynistic jerk who wants to build a wall to keep all the coloreds out of the U.S., and evil puppet #2, a satanist criminal who wants to inject all of our children with poisonous vaccines as part of some population control “conspiracy theory.” (I hate calling them theories, because I truly believe they are real conspiracies happening behind the scenes, but again, another post for another day.)
In the words of a wise friend, “a vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.” And I refused to vote for evil. Sure, I could have voted outside of party lines, but then everyone would have accused me of “throwing my vote away.” By that logic, we all threw our votes away! We would have been better off not voting at all and challenging the establishment by refusing to play their little chess game.
Actually, maybe not. If we’re truly all a part of this big conspiratorial chess game, the elite would have found a way to cover up the fact that nobody voted. Still, this election went down in history as having the fewest number of voters. Looks like people are starting to wake up. That gives me a tiny smidgen of hope …
What about you?