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F_x OP wrote

You partake in the voting system so you legitimise it, doesn't matter if the lesser evil win, people still suffer through war and/or exploitation (inside and outside your country) because of that lesser evil. The minority that you "protect" in your country will still be a target of war and exploitation in others by imperialism. Natives get all the shit regardless on who is in power, and it's their land, that's like a double fuck you to them.

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this_one wrote

Natives get all the shit regardless on who is in power

Exactly. So there's no point not voting.

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F_x OP wrote

Don't you feel accountable to maintain that oppression by voting for a party?

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this_one wrote

Do you mean 'accountable for maintaining' or 'obliged to maintain'?

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F_x OP wrote

Accountable for maintaining, sorry I wasn't clear.

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this_one wrote

I do, but personally, I'd feel equally accountable if I didn't vote.

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F_x OP wrote

So if you don't vote you feel like you are hurting minorities but if you vote you also feel guilty of "supporting" the lesser evil. So I assume you vote because for you, it's the less damaging?

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this_one wrote

Pretty much, yeah. I think of voting as a (very) small action to make the world slightly less shitty. The only reason I would ever not vote is if there was a better action I could be taking to make the world less shitty, but I seem to have more than enough time to do those things and vote.

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