The Silly Season – Part 4

Okay. This is the last time I’m going to talk about it. I promise. The silly season’s almost over anyway, thank God.

In another post elsewhere on the subject, I wondered about the reasons why a person would wait until the actual day of the election to make up her mind about who she’s voting for. But it seems that some people adopt an attitude of wait-to-see what else the politicians could possibly sell tell them.

But there are other people who just don’t see either side as being worthy of their vote. And I can see how such a dilemma can lead a person to move from a position of “not sure what I’m going to do“, to “not going to do anything at all”.

Quelle horreur!

Verbally expressing your intention not to vote is something that is just not done, and it’s not an easy decision to make. Some people consider a decision not to vote a disengagement from the process, but how can you be disengaged when you’ve listened to both sides and still found all four of them wanting?

If you resolve not to exercise your franchise, here are a couple of things that you should bear in mind.

Deciding not to cast your vote may mean having to explain why the usual promises held even less appeal this year.

So are you really sure?

Deciding not to cast your vote may mean apologizing for the fact that you don’t like rocks and you’re not keen on hard places.

So are you really sure?

Deciding not to cast your vote may mean acknowledging that you’re too old for fairy tales and that you don’t believe in magic.

So are you really sure?

Deciding not to cast your vote may mean knowing that you’ll be biting your tongue and mashing your big toe whenever things start going south – and they will.

So are you really sure?

Deciding not to cast your vote may mean refusing things like being taken for a ride or for a fool.

So are you really sure?

Deciding not to cast your vote may mean putting aside your country and putting yourself first, instead.

So, as long as you’re sure….

 

 

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