Conversations with a Bush Voter...
Drek: They're not, but okay.
BV: Okay, no, they're not, but they're the only ones that matter.
Drek: No, they're not.
BV: Look, if you're too lazy to vote, then your opinion doesn't matter.
Drek: It's not necessarily that they're too lazy.
BV: Say what?
Drek: Well, they may just not think that voting will do any good.
BV: Right. So they just sit at home. It's like I always say, if you don't vote, then you can't bitch!
Drek: But just because they're not voting, it doesn't mean that they're sitting at home.
Drek: Okay, let's say you want to boil a pan of water: Would you rub green Jell-O on your face and jerk off for two hours?
BV: Um.... probably not.
Drek: Right, you wouldn't do that because you don't think it'll make water boil. What you would do is something you thought would help, like put a pan of water on the stove and turn on the heat.
Drek: So, if you think that voting is about as useful for changing government policy as rubbing your face with green Jell-O and jerking off, then you're going to do something other than vote, like bomb a federal building.
Drek: If people aren't voting, it might be because they're too lazy to vote, or it might be because it takes valuable time away from something they think will help more... like practicing with the local ultra-extremist militia.
BV: And we can't tell which one it is?
Drek: Not reliably.
BV: Okay. That's a problem.
Drek: Well, there ya' go.
Amazingly, I didn't make any of the preceding up.