Monday, September 26, 2011

Enrol to vote

The election is just two months away, and we're getting the usual warnings about large numbers of young people not being enrolled to vote. So, if you're reading this, check your enrolment details - you'd be surprised by how many people think they're enrolled, but aren't. And if you're not enrolled, they'll send you the form.

As for why you should enrol, I could talk about participation and democratic duty, but instead I'll cut to the chase. Voting is a weapon. Voting allows you to defend your interests. You see those old people fucking up your planet, ruining your future, bankrupting the country to support their selfishness while cutting funding to the education and healthcare you need? The ones criminalising your hobbies, banning your recreational chemicals, denying equality to your friends, and generally lording it over you? If you vote, you can stick it to them, hard. Its that simple. And if you don't stand up for your interests, and as a result they walk all over you, you have no-one to blame but yourself.