Nobody asked but …
How many times have you heard the demonstrable falsehood, if you don’t like Politician X, then vote her/him out of office — or the inane, vote for the lesser of two evils? Voting, or not voting, is actually the least you can do. If all you do is decide one way or the other, it is the lazy person’s governance. The lazy person chooses to be a slave.
The oligarchs pick the winner no matter what you do. Do you think that anybody left in any current races has not knuckled under to the oligarchs? As I explain it to my granddaughters: you only get to vote for, against, or in abstention re: Mitch McConnell after you’re 18, and then only once every 6 years. The special interests in Kentucky, the USA, and the globe get to influence him, with dollars and promises, 24/7/365 — past, present, and future.
There is debate whether a vote matters. It doesn’t! It is how you live your life that matters. It is in how you behave in the market place.
— Kilgore Forelle