I’m not a pragmatic voter

Pragmatic voting is death to our political system

If only ballots had None Of The Above for a choice, things would change quickly. As it is, voting your conscience can be costly.

If you always choose ‘the best available candidate’ of what choices you are given, if there is no point where all the choices are unacceptable… slowly but surely your choices will degrade. Of course, the most powerful and selfish will eventually dominate and this is where we are today.

Politicians have no incentive to have a platform worthy of your vote. There is no incentive to actually do what they say after being elected either.

There will always be really bad choices. If all you have to do is be the slightly better really bad choice… it’s math, it just gets worse and worse until there is no coming back. Take a beautiful high resolution image and save it at 90% quality over and over, and see the math for yourself. Eventually it is garbage, unusable. This is why today, talk of revolution and guillotines are popular on the net.

Pragmatic voting gave us Trump, Rauner, Emanuel and Cappleman, isn’t that sufficient evidence?

Ok, it’s an overwhelming problem, I get it. Here’s my suggestion. Start local, very local.

Just like you can’t solve world hunger but you can feed the hungry people on your block. Just like you can’t solve homelessness, but you can… you get the point.

You can’t fix our political system, but you can make sure Chicago’s 46th Ward or your ward gets a new alderman that isn’t a crook and a shill for the wealthy. I’m not saying don’t work on the whole spectrum, but really crunch on your starting objective.

Consider it.

Questions? Please ask on Election 46 Facebook Group post.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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