A rant about one of my pet peeves, people who say "oh I never pay attention to politics because I know it doesn't matter, the whole system is rigged, every politician is the same, yadda yadda yadda."
Back during the 2004 election I interviewed Chuck D and this topic came up, see his answer below. Note how he applies it both to those who don't vote and those who do:
Organizations are encouraging young people to vote, which to me I think is like, yes, it's so necessary. It's like washing up in the morning. But I'd say there's a bigger picture to even that. That, okay, in December 2004, how are the issues gonna be met? And who's keeping score? My thing if you're voting and you ain't keeping score, what the f**k are you voting for?
That's why when people are like "yeah you know, Kerry, you
know straight up, that nigga the devil, you know? So, Bush, Kerry, they
the same niggas" -it's like, you're not keeping score though! And if you're not keeping score, don't even pass a comment.
(NOTE: Before you even comment on it, yes. Yes, I know. I was trying maintain continuity and not shave until I was done but my face got too itchy.)
Posted by jsmooth995 at April 15, 2010 8:43 AM
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