All we have is right now. All you are guaranteed is this moment.
By that logic you must never plan ahead. I presume you get your airplane tickets on the spot at the airport, you never make appointments, you never look at a roadmap to see where you’re going, you never reserve a ticket at a movie theater, you never buy a book with an intention of reading it later, you have never scheduled what classes you want to take next semester and planned accordingly, you have never paid money today for an item Amazon is going to deliver a few days from now, you never fill up pump up the tires on your bicycle, because who even knows if you’ll still have it tomorrow. Why fix a problem today when the world could end tomorrow?
It must be exhausting for you to only have right now. It must be exhausting to only live your life by the guarantee of the present. I am not that way. I have a past. I have a future. I live in the moment, but I can see what’s behind me and anticipate what’s to come. I see the history that brought us this farce of an election, and I see the future that comes from uncritically feeding into the same system the Democrats and Republicans have caged us in.
And this election is too important in terms of increasing the likelihood that we will have a stone’s chance in hell to breath on The Wednesday Morning after.
I agree. It may be the most important election in modern American history when it comes to not voting for a Democrat or Republican.
This decision you are making to not make a decision will harm your kids if the big red ‘nuke em’ button falls into the wrong hands.
Wait, I thought only the here and now was guaranteed? So it’s OK to fear-monger about the future, but it’s not OK to make rational choices based on the future? Interesting.
If you honestly think the principle of the fact that the two party system is bullshit is a higher priority than saving our planet from assured destruction, that’s on you.
It is my sincere hope that, someday, you and many more will realize those are the same thing. Acknowledging the illegitimacy of the two-party system is saving our planet from assured destruction. Perhaps you think next time the Democrats and Republicans are going to bring us better candidates? I don’t. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than our two-party system.
Like the OP said, it is YOUR choice. You can do what you like, but you are not kidding anyone by pretending it is some great statement of integrity when you do so.
Voting for Clinton or Trump is an act of global terror. A vote for either one is a vote endorsing death and destruction. A vote for either one says you approve of a system of racist oppression, a legacy of disenfranchisement, and a culture of wholesale corruption. There is no “lesser evil” in this calculus. Just evil.