Sunday, October 29, 2006

"Here's what you can do: vote."

So, I've been sitting here (not working on my theory essay) watching a documentary on video google about the myriad problems with electronic voting machines. It presents the problems reasonably well (okay, not well at all, but I do realize that there is a problem), but what really got me was the ending. There was no real call to arms, no opportunity for action. You've given me this information, what am I supposed to do with it?

The last words of the short film are: "here's what you can do: vote." Are you kidding me? You've just spent 40 minutes telling me why that doesn't work.

The screen then faded to black to the presumably-not-intended-to-be-ironic strains of "People have the power..."

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