[OT] How to vote (was Re: [oclug] Politics and Linux / Open
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linuxdoctor.biz
Sun Jun 6 11:56:14 EDT 2004
On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 11:25:41 -0400 (EDT)
Charlie Brady <charlieb-oclug at budge.apana.org.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Francis J. A. Pinteric wrote:
> > So, in the end, it is perhaps by not voting that we are sending the
> > most powerful signal to the leaders of all the parties because it is
> > by not voting that we are depriving them of the thing they need most
> > -- legitimacy.
> [Most] leaders of parties want power, not legitimacy. Do you think
> GWBush tosses and turns at night for lack of legitimacy?
You'd be surprised how important legitimacy is to a leader, even the
leader of a totalitarian regime. Some will go to any lengths to get it,
even manufacture it if necessary. Why would otherwise totalitarian
regimes such as Cuba or China bother to hold elections?
As for G. W. Bush, I suspect that very little disturbs his sleep or
bothers that empty little brain of his.
Just because humans have the the ability to speak
does not mean that they possess a higher intelligence,
as the content of what they talk about amply demonstrates.
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