Why I won't be voting in 2012.
I've arrived at the conclusion after years of political inquiry and thought, that the worst thing that an American can do, in order to reform what is largely a corrupt and broken system, is to vote. Consider this: The Supreme court recently ruled that limiting corporate money in the sphere of politics was akin to limiting free speech - therefore, unlike ever before there is more and more political influence by people who have something to gain from the political process. Your vote is for sale, and you aren't even the one selling it.
Voting gives us the illusion that we have a say in the democratic process, however in America, we have long understood that politicians say what they need to say to get elected, and then do whatever they want, it's corporate donors that have the ability to fire them, not you and I. By voting, we lend an air of ligitimacy to the political proces; those scum bags in Washington are only robbing you, because you voted for them, its partially your fault. In reality this is like telling a woman that she got raped because she didn't fight hard enough, or blaming a child for divorce. They want you to play the "victim".
Everytime there is a record turnout, the price for a spot on primetime TV goes up. When that price goes up, the incentive to tell the truth goes down. I'm not playing, are you?