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I'm voting Jill Stein. If she gets 5 percent green party qualifies for federal funding. 15 percent qualifies for debates. I don't have expectations of her to win, but she has progressive policies, opposes the war on drugs, doesn't support intervention wars, opposes the TPP, supports the working class, and supports basic income so if there is any chance of building that party up, I'd take that.

If everyone who didn't vote were to vote for third parties, even with election fraud, voter suppression, and vote tampering, it would still make waves in establishment politics. It's somewhere around 50 percent of people who do note vote. That's a majority right there.

This is one aspect of anarchistic tendencies I've never quite agreed with. It doesn't take much effort to vote, so voting outside the establishment makes a lot of sense to me rather than doing nothing.

For down ballot I look for the least dominating/capitalistic and most progressive.
 

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Is the system even worth discussion anymore? Let alone lifting a finger to open the ballot to see who is running. Only reason I already know trump is the candidate is because there was nothing else good on the radio but fucking npr for my drive into work one morning and I was decided already: America can suck me, if I'd had a choice to be born in any other country I would have cause this is a fucking joke.
 

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I'm voting Jill Stein. If she gets 5 percent green party qualifies for federal funding. 15 percent qualifies for debates. I don't have expectations of her to win, but she has progressive policies, opposes the war on drugs, doesn't support intervention wars, opposes the TPP, supports the working class, and supports basic income so if there is any chance of building that party up, I'd take that.

If everyone who didn't vote were to vote for third parties, even with election fraud, voter suppression, and vote tampering, it would still make waves in establishment politics. It's somewhere around 50 percent of people who do note vote. That's a majority right there.

This is one aspect of anarchistic tendencies I've never quite agreed with. It doesn't take much effort to vote, so voting outside the establishment makes a lot of sense to me rather than doing nothing.

For down ballot I look for the least dominating/capitalistic and most progressive.

Naw. Fuck em all. The whole system of representatives is stupid. Rather, just do whatever tha phuq you like.
 

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Inhibition, if you MUST participate, run for city and county slots. Be the politician you wish to see in the world. And for Heavens sake read The Prince, if you havent already.
 

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Not everyone has the health to be a public representative. And not everyone successfully survives by skirting the system. Children are born and forced into to it prior to consciousness. People are really diverse physiologically, neurologically, psychologically, behaviorally, and ideologically. Squatting isn't a lifestyle available to everyone.

If there is a chance, however small, that is relatively low effort of reducing authoritarianism within the system, I'll keep taking it. Everyone who interacts with a less authoritarian system throughout life could potentially benefit. Especially the most vulnerable. Those who can't maintain adherence to the system or sustain alternative lifestyles are trapped in an abusive relationship.

One aspect of human nature when something isn't affecting our survival directly, it's harder to care. But just as people have disabilities performing within capitalism people have disabilities in all lifestyles. Interaction with the state will occur. If there is any chance of improving interaction I think it's worth taking that chance. But that's just me. I've got my own health issues, so do most of my friends and loved ones, so I think it's easier for me to care. It's like a cognitive bias.

But if I didn't have major health problems and was happily living an alternative lifestyle I would picture it being harder to care. Doing whatever the fuck you want is for the privileged: able body, able mind. I don't see so many crust punks in wheelchairs or neurological disease. Most are white and able bodied.
 
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Hillary and what's his name.

I agree that we need a new system, but no one seems to know what that is, yet, so I'm going to do what I can with the one we have.
 

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the system is like a shitty pair of undershorts. yeah, keep putting em on and wonder why it feels funny down there and smells weird. or, you can just fucking wonder why people wear underwear at all and liberate yourself.
 

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