OT?: Poll says vast majority are "missing the point entirely"

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79 Percent Of Americans Missing The Point Entirely

-- this has nothing to do with y2k (and@you.know.it), January 08, 2000


Every once in a while, the Onion get's it right.


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), January 08, 2000.

"Most people in other countries don't ever get the chance to miss the point, and that's tragic"

Maybe y2k was their chance.

-- in the loo (oh@my.com), January 08, 2000.

I don't "have my head up my ass" - I have it "up your's"!!!

-- Rec Tum (Ass@hole.com), January 08, 2000.

Only 79%?

This is the perfect example of why it burns my buns every time someone mentions the 'power of the vote'. We're doomed.

-jus'jump me runnin'-

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), January 08, 2000.

Will, dog-gone-it, The power of the vote is all we have short of insurrection. We have already tried insurrection twice. It has a fifty percent success rate. Do you think the same people that won't vote are gonna be worth spit if there ever is another insurrection? The vote is the only available solution. The alternative is unthinkable. I have two sons and a daughter...

No intent to offend here. Honestly. It took us a long time to get to where we are by not voting. It will take a LONG time to get back by voting. If this system really wants to be repaired we need to establish tax incentives for people who vote... The danger in that idea is that the system can never be allowed to catalogue how individuals voted. Still it could be done. A simple raised stamp on an income tax form would do that job.

-- Michael Erskine (Osiris@urbanna.net), January 08, 2000.

Tax incentives for people to vote would ONLY be needed in a country were the majority of citizens 'think' like those described in the article. To suggest this as being a solution to correct the apathy of our country's citizens to perform said *duty*, is just another example of "missing the point entirely".

I shall have to admit that my dislike for our current society (as in fellow 'citizens') has most likely attributed to my occasional thought that we have far too many 'so called' Americans who are wasting precious oxygen and scaring the rest of us by reproducing.

What is the point in asking people who miss the point on a daily basis, what their political opinion is? (providing they even possess one)

If you are asking ignorant, corrupt individuals to make choices, you will recieve ignorant, corrupt results. It is not actually about 'the vote'. It is in fact about 'the society' participating (or NOT) in the process.

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), January 08, 2000.

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