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Tue Jun 7, 2022, 04:58 PM

Re Pascal's Wager and Not Voting

Has anyone ever tried talking someone into voting using the device Pascal used? I.e., you might as well believe in God because there is everything to gain and not much to lose. Or in this case, you might as well vote because there is everything to gain and not much to lose. Whereas if you don’t, there’s EVERYTHING to lose when fascists take over. (Or Hellfire & damnation if you’re Pascal — not too much of a stretch come to think of it.)

I’m not too good at posting graphics here, but instead of “believe in God” it would read “vote” and instead of “God exists” it would read “Yes, it actually makes a difference!”

Just thinking about the midterms with dread because of all the non-voters out there.

Yes, I’m aware that Pascal‘s logic is flawed. I’m also aware that there’s a lot of ratfuckery going on with the voting machinery and the people screaming the loudest about fraud are the fraudsters. But still …

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