Back in 2004, South Park aired an episode called “Douche and Turd” which astutely pointed out that both presidential candidates are apple-polishing mannequins. Before that, Futurama made a similar observation with candidates Jack Johnson and John Jackson. And before that The Simpsons beat everyone to the punch when these two ran for president.
It’s true! Both candidates are totally identical this election … provided that you’re an upper-middle class heterosexual living on your parents’ dime. For anyone of lower income or LGBTQ or of Muslim descent or worried about reproductive rights or recently immigrated or struggling with health care or a small business owner or worried about police brutality … there is going to be a huge difference in the two candidates come November. Because both candidates have extremely different policies that will influence the country for decades to come.
In the simplest, most incendiary terms: Not voting because you think both candidates are “in the pockets of Wall Street” or “equally terrible” is privileged and childish pigswill actively hurting the political process by justifying ignorance. Try and tell a lower-class family of immigrants running a corner shop in Chicago that you don’t think it matters who wins the election, and watch those people laugh in your shitty little face.