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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 10:48 AM

7. will she act with her peers to make sure they aren't elected?

Excellent question, and I'm terrified of what the answer may be. Here's why:

During the run-up to this last midterm election, my 29 year old daughter and, according to her, all her friends were outraged by the attacks by the rw on womens choices and rights. The equal pay. The healthcare issues. And with her being a fairly recent college grad and owing a ton in student loans, as do many of her friends, that issue was near the top of importance to her/them. Then the warmongering MIC issues, the racism and irrational phobias and fears. They were aware and seemed sufficiently informed as to who was doing what, to who, and for what gains at what costs.

Despite all the anger and outrage, when election tuesday rolled around, she and, again according to her, her friends also, could not be bothered to take 15 minutes from their day to go vote against the people and policies they all recognized as being so oppressive to them. She believes the system is rigged against her, that her vote really doesn't count. That no change is likely and expectations or hopes, otherwise are futile.

Go figure, huh?

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