I have a lot of thoughts about voting in general, and different voting systems, political culture etc. (I’m only familiar with American, Spanish, Canadian and Ecuadorian) and as someone who has been an immigrant all her life and has had many obstacles and issues which have not allowed me to vote; there is something that makes me uneasy about simply saying ‘it doesn’t matter who you vote for they’re all capitalist/imperialist etc.’
Like yes, absolutely true, like in the states, the two main political parties in Spain are incredibly corrupt and full of shit, but one will actively try to stop me from having access to reproductive care, keep renaming streets after fascists, and endorse holidays that celebrate fascism.
Similarly, the situation in the states - like lol democrats in the states makes Spain’s 'leftist party’ look like actual communists, when lol OK SURE
But I can’t help but think that people would be negatively affected if trump or Cruz won instead of fullofshit Hilary, and dudewhatsyouractualplan Sanders.
I understand some peoples reasoning, but I also think calling anyone who does want to vote stupid/naive kind of ridiculous
I understand (or I think I do) the discourse, but it’s not as simple as 'vote!’ Or 'voting is stupid’ like there really needs to be a reform in political and revolutionary education before were anywhere near any kind of real progress