[lit-ideas] Re: Vote!

  • From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 21:03:03 -0400

>I don't see the apathy problem.  The conservative vote was split and the
>Liberals were able to control the middle ground.  People voted and they had
>lots of choices.  As long as the conservatives fought amongst themselves and
>the NDP did the self-destructive dance they always do, the Liberals could do
>as they wished.

I agree.

>Politicians will do what they have to do to get elected.  If the expecations
>are sufficiently low, it seems disingenuous to claim that the fault lies
>with the politicians.

Mike Harris TOLD the people exactly what he was going to do and did it. He 
got elected in a landslide and people complained
Dalton McGuinty TOLD the people a pack of lies and did NONE of what he 
promised. He got elected and people don't complain.

I don't know what to say. I guess people WANT liars in office.

>If one forms one's political opinions according to
>movies like _Fahrenheit 9/11_ or _Stolen Honor_, then one shouldn't complain
>about politics being full of lies and pandering.

I agree. And I don't. I just wonder what people would say if they DID see 
both films.

Phil Enns,
>who thinks Jon Stewart is the best news anchor out there right now,

I'm a big fan of the Daily Show myself. I watch it every night it's on, 
which sadly is only 4 nights a week.


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