Friday, August 18, 2006

Grumpy about voting

I’ve been taken to task many times in the past — and most recently on the Left Libertarian Yahoo! e-list — for being cranky and “copping an attitude” about radical libertarians who participate in electoral politics. Well, yeah...I do think so-called anarchists who rely on electing politicians to “liberate” them are not only unimaginative but philosophically inconsistent. However, that doesn’t mean that some of my best friends aren’t voters.

Anyway, on the abovementioned list, I was challenged yesterday to provide links to articles explaining the non-voting argument. I’m not sure how well they do that job, but here are three pieces I’ve written on the subject in the past few years:

The Anti-Electorate Manifesto

Ten Things To Do On Nov. 5...Besides Vote

“But Whom Will You Root For?”

And I’ll also toss in two non-voting classics: Bob LeFevre’s Abstain From Beans and George H. Smith’s Party Dialogue.

Remember, comrades: If it’s humiliating to be ruled, how much more humiliating is it to choose your own masters?

2 Comments:

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Presto said...

Hi, Wally!

I have posted a rather rambling rumination about the subject on my blog.

 
At 4:17 AM, Blogger Per Bylund said...

I was just interviewed on Swedish national radio on my firm non-voting position. It was an interesting program, indeed.

 

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