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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    What am I supposed to do if everyone sucks so much that there would be no difference if any of them came to power, then? There was no lesser of multiple evils.



    Yes. Both apathy and ignorance in regards to politics is rampant. Not even I know all the parties that exist in Romania and a lot of people are under the impression that we operate under FPTP (we do not; we operate under the party list system and only use FPTP for presidential elections :erm: ).
    not exercising the vote is not great for democracy though :/

    (In some countries, they make you vote or you lose your passport :yep:)
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    all those who think I'm a cheese-brained git, say "aye"!
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    not exercising the vote is not great for democracy though :/

    (In some countries, they make you vote or you lose your passport :yep:)
    I do not care how bad it is for democracy if I have no one to vote for. Having no one to vote for is worse for democracy than not voting, so if there are no options, I might as well choose no one; it is not the lack of vote that ruins democracy in this case, but the lack of options. I would vote if I had a party to vote for, but I am not that lucky

    Is that Australia? :laugh:
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    (Original post by Nunchuck-master-2334)
    all those who think I'm a cheese-brained git, say "aye"!
    Aye! 🤣
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    (Original post by ClearSky)
    Aye! 🤣
    Can you explain why?
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    (Original post by Nunchuck-master-2334)
    Can you explain why?
    No, because I was only joking looool I'm sorry 😐
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    I do not care how bad it is for democracy if I have no one to vote for. Having no one to vote for is worse for democracy than not voting, so if there are no options, I might as well choose no one; it is not the lack of vote that ruins democracy in this case, but the lack of options. I would vote if I had a party to vote for, but I am not that lucky

    Is that Australia? :laugh:
    A write-in vote for Kermit the Frog is better than no vote at all :sadnod:

    idk about Australia but was talking about a lot of Latin American countries (not that it matters anyways because corruption is sometimes rampant. :/)
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    A write-in vote for Kermit the Frog is better than no vote at all :sadnod:

    idk about Australia but was talking about a lot of Latin American countries (not that it matters anyways because corruption is sometimes rampant. :/)
    How? :rofl:

    Australia has compulsory voting, as far as I know, that is why I said Australia :lol:

    *flashback to how communists imposed their regime in Romania* :moon:
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    To an extent.

    Youth in general could not care less about politics. Even if we studied about it, chances are most people would just learn that the basics (see the electoral system point mentioned in my previous point) and not care about it. Kind of how GCSE Citizenship students are like when that GCSE is compulsory (in my secondary school, it was compulsory, but I did not do it because I am not a British citizen). A few might become more interested in politics, but overall, I feel as if it will only make a marginal difference, and that difference will mostly show in general knowledge, with just a slight increase in the number of young people voting.

    This makes me question if spending so much on increasing political awareness in schools would be worth it.
    I totally understand that. When I did GCSE Citizenship I learnt almost zilch about my country, but my interest in politics has been due to my own investigation and expansion of knowledge.
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    I totally understand that. When I did GCSE Citizenship I learnt almost zilch about my country, but my interest in politics has been due to my own investigation and expansion of knowledge.
    Indeed. Just like with other topics, interest cannot be imposed with education; it has to start within the person themselves.
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Indeed. Just like with other topics, interest cannot be imposed with education; it has to start within the person themselves.
    That's quite deep, Michiyo.
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    That's quite deep, Michiyo.
    I am quite deep and/or philosophical sometimes
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    I am quite deep and/or philosophical sometimes
    The best way to be.
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    The best way to be.
    True :yep:

    However, according to others, I am not usually deep/philosophical, but a sweet, kind, and weird hug lover with no sense of direction :ahee:
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    True :yep:

    However, according to others, I am not usually deep/philosophical, but a sweet, kind, and weird hug lover with no sense of direction :ahee:
    You sound like a man after my own heart.
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    You sound like a man after my own heart.
    Thank you :hat2: You are a formidable lady as well :hugs:

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    Too bad I am female. :rofl: :toofunny:
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Thank you :hat2: You are a formidable lady as well :hugs:

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    Too bad I am female. :rofl: :toofunny:

    **You are a woman after my own heart**

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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    How? :rofl:

    Australia has compulsory voting, as far as I know, that is why I said Australia :lol:

    *flashback to how communists imposed their regime in Romania* :moon:
    :console:

    exercising the right to vote :yep: regardless of who you vote for. means you can hold the govt. accountable for six they do

    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Indeed. Just like with other topics, interest cannot be imposed with education; it has to start within the person themselves.
    much philosophy, much wow

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