Month: October 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Vote

 

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It all begins in middle school. Your first election year. “I want you to become an active member of our society,” our enthusiastic 20-something English teacher will say passionately. “Go out there and learn about the candidates! Make your voices heard! You kids are the future!” Que the mock school presidential elections, the ‘researching’ on Wikipedia of the issues. Que the ‘research essays’ on how bad the media is. Then fast forward a bit, it’s high school and the same story gets told, “it’s your duty as a citizen of this country, get out there and vote!”

Then it’s college. Then it’s your work place. Give it a rest. To be frank, they were all full of it and can shut up now. For those people who actually have to be encouraged to vote, they shouldn’t. Here’s why. (more…)

A Lost War: Rural vs Urban Peoples

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For the most part, we share the ideology of our parents. The way we view the world is similar, how we behave in our social sphere is similar, and the way we communicate our beliefs are all similar.

For most, we like to think that we come to our ideology after in-depth discussion and critical assessment. This is certainly false. (more…)