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alex_ wrote

i’ve had similar experiences, especially as an USAmerican right now. i usually just say i don’t want to be apart of a system of perpetual violence and harm. i personally relate it to my veganism, just like how i’d rather not be apart of systemic violence in the form of factory farming. i end it with something like, “if people wanna vote that’s fine/on them, but i’d rather not be apart of it and i hope people respect my decision.”

i found it helpful to try to remain calm in any conversation like this, others will get upset but see that you’re calm and likely realize they have to calm down.