Monday, 30 May 2016

If you don't vote

If you won't vote to stop Trump getting in you are an enemy of reason, of freedom, of equality, of science. If you don't vote to stop Trump getting in you will be knowingly standing by while others vote for a violence-promoting bigoted thug. You will have had the chance to help stop him by doing nothing more than casting a vote. By standing by you reject decades of work by brave fighters for racial equality, for equal rights for women, for reproductive rights, for marriage equality. 

You have probably read Sagan on science being a candle in the dark, but you don't care if that candle is snuffed out. You have probably read Hitchens on separation of Church and state, but you don't care if Jefferson's wall is trampled.  You may have read the critical work of Gore Vidal, but you don't care if freedom to criticise politicians is lost. If you don't vote to stop Trump getting in you don't deserve the right to vote, because every vote is a chance to change the world, and you will have abandoned the world, and sacrificed millions to the narcissistic delusions of a bully.

So vote.

1 comment:

Jack Vance said...

Is voting for anyone other than Trump sufficient? Are you sure you don't want to go one step further and insist that anyone who votes for someone other than Clinton is "the enemy of reason, of freedom, of equality, of science" too? This would seem more consistent with much of what I've seen from her supporters on social media.