[internetworkers] Digest comments
ianmeyer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 00:13:55 EST 2004
On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 23:10:12 -0500 (EST), rua at mindspring.com
<rua at mindspring.com> wrote:
> "I don't know about anyone else, but to me, someone who puts blind
> faith in a canidate for no reason other than its who their pastor,
> family, whatever told them to vote for, is ignorant and backwards."
> --The way I grew up, I would have knee-jerked agreed, but then I thought about all those kids who the left was hoping to vote because Eminem said so, or The Boss, or Madonna. And then I think of a life-long member of a church, that has been given good guidance and assistance over the years by their pastor, and I wonder who is being the most ignorant.
following *anyone's* lead in voting, because thats how they told you
to vote is wrong.
yes, i have as little regard for people who voted for kerry because
Eminem told them to as for the religious who voted as their Pastor
told them to. The "guidance and assistance" as you put it, however
valid a point, is moot. I can help you out all I want, but I still
expect you to, in the words of the Oracle, "make up your own damn
mind" who to vote for.
Now, as for the people who were motivated to care about the election
by Eminem, P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs/Whatever his name is this
year/The Boss/whoever, who got off their asses and actually *cared*
who read about it and worked for it, thats completely different.
But the heart of the matter is, blindly following *anyone* into voting
for *any* candidate is wrong.
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