Re: POL: Extropianism and Politics

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 08:04:35 -0800 (PST)

>> Any vote cast in any election is simply your way of submitting
>> to the absolute power of the State.

I used to think like that, but now I see it differently: would you say that a slave who buys his freedom is "cooperating with the system" of slavery? No, you'd say that he was doing just what his circumstances allowed. Similarly, if voting can be used as a form of dissent, I think it should be.

Failure to vote--to use the only tool the system allows--makes one morally complicit in whatever atrocities are committed by the government agents you failed to vote against.

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