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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:32 AM
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17. I know several people of Carlin's generation ...
and general demographics (without the financial success) who seem to feel this way, and usually don't vote for national candidates. I have an old friend on a message list who pissed me off so much with this attitude, I just decided to stop reading the messages from that list until the election is over -- I consider myself somewhat paranoid, and tend to believe both parties are at least somewhat beholden to the corporations that finance them, but even I will vote and hope for the best.

It's kind of sad, especially when they're people who are active in their communities and believe economic Darwinism is wrong, and yet they've convinced themselves or allowed themselves to be convinced that none of it makes any difference beyond the local level.

Carlin ain't the only articulate, sixty-ish ex-hippie windbag who thinks voting doesn't make a difference, and that height is the only difference between Bush* and Kerry, in other words. That doesn't mean I have to be happy to hear it out of them, though.
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