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[–] Cid 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

I can't speak for all countries, but have you seen the people in America who vote? What do you expect?

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[–] Internet_Refugee 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I vote. There's nothing wrong with keeping face and exercising your rights as an American citizen, if only out of principle alone. Not to mention, at a state level, voting really DOES make a difference. Sure, the presidential election is essentially dictated by gerrymandering and the electoral college, but in order to change the system from within the system you really have to start from the ground up.

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[–] TheDude2 5 points 0 points (+5|-5) ago 

There really should be a IQ and means test to be permitted to vote.

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[–] oftotc 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

If you cannot see the problem with this, you already do not posses the IQ necessary to vote in a US election under a system like that.

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

IQ test aren't capable of measuring empathy and compassion.

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[–] EIMR 4 points 12 points (+16|-4) ago 

Everybody decieves and serve only their own interests, and then we get outraged when our leaders do the same.

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Well they are supposedly our agents. If an agent isn't acting on the principle's interests you get rid of them. If you keep getting bad agents you get rid of who fire the firm you get agents from. In this case that's democracy.

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[–] Porphyrogennetos 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

We can also thank First Past the Post and private campaign contributions. I promise you that these are the main enemies of democracy.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sometimes we can't. Especially people in appointed positions

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[–] Almightyzentaco 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You might be a sociopath. Some people have empathy and do what is in the best interest of others.

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[–] heretolearn [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Someone replied with this statement which i must admit makes a lot of sense...

"That's not even tied to personality anymore, that's just what capitalism does. As Marx wrote in the preface of the German version of Kapital Volume 1:

To avoid missunderstandings: I am not painting the characters of capitalist and land owner in a favourible light. But this is about persons only so far, as that they are personifications of economical categories. Carriers of certain class relations and interests. Less than any other point of view can mine, which sees the development of the economic societal formation as a scientific process, make the individual responsible for the circumstances that he originates from, as much as he may subjectively claim power over it." person on the internet

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[–] oftoct 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

CENSORSHIP & The New Tyrants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbiKq-kgXUc

or how to bitchslap SJW keyboard warrior mods who can't handle dissenting views.

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[–] Pono_Honu 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So, a bit more decentralized than it currently stands? As a system, I think that's smart. I think this is the general idea of prohibiting monopolies in any system.

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[–] oftotc 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Nice observation. What are your plans for changing that?

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[–] RewriteFullwise 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exactly this^^^

That's the scariest part: once you realize that there is a massive contingent of people who think the status quo is perfectly fine.

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[–] IdSay 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

people always go "well, giving free shit away doesn't turn up a profit!"

that's true. but it gives something you can't buy, something you can't measure, and unless you have social/abstract sense, you can't possibly understand/imagine it either.

loyalty, satisfaction, heightened moral, costumer confidence, increased daily day synergy. like youtube. imagine if they started charging. they would lose so much money indirectly due to people not being able to share viral stuff, or treat depression with cat vids. but on paper, it just looks like youtube is a bad business. to a person, it brings the smiles and greases the cranky gears.

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[–] ScientiaPotentia 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I am convinced that those in Western governments hate White people. There is no other explanation for forced mass immigration, forced integration, forced diversity etc.

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[–] Mouse-Ball-Z 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In the words of the poet Dogg : 'You got to get yours but fool I gotta get mine'

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