Elementary Politics: Who to blame and why I do not vote.

Where do politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. Where?

They come from Filipino parents, from Filipino families, from Filipino homes, Filipino schools, Filipino churches, Filipino businesses, Filipino universities, they’re elected by Filipino citizens.

This is the best we can do. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces. Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits aren’t going to do you any good. You’re just going to wind up at the brand bunch of new selfish, ignorant Filipinos.

Maybe it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here, like

The Public.

Yeah. The public sucks. Fuck hope. If it’s really just the fault of these politicians then where are all the other bright people of conscience? When are all the bright, honest, intelligent Filipinos ready to step in and save the nation and lead the way? Wait…

We don’t have people like that! Everybody’s at the mall scratching their asses, picking their noses, taking their credit cards out of his wallets and buying lots food and junk.

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I have solved this political dilemma for myself in a very simple way:

On election day, I stay home.

I don’t vote. Fuck them. Two reasons:

1.) It’s meaningless. This country was sold and bought and paid for a long time ago. The shit they shuffle around every six years doesn’t mean anything.

2.) If you vote you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around, I know. They say “If you don’t vote you have no rights”, where’s the logic in that? If you vote and you elect dishonest and incompetent people and they get to the office and screw things up, you are responsible for what they have done! You caused the problem, you voted them in, you have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote and did not even leave the house during the elections, am nowhere responsible for what these people have done and I have every right to complain as loud as I want about the mess you created that I have nothing to do with.

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Here’s the mentality of Filipinos: After every election and after all the winners have sworn their oaths, the country will improve immediately. As for me, I’ll be home during the elections drinking alcohol or probably trying to get high.

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” -Emma Goldman

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