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The Joy of Burnt Ballots

Representative democracy makes the citizen a passive observer in the political process, rather than an active participant.
The Joy of Burnt Ballots
By Scarecrow

No replastering, the structure is rotten.- Situationist Graffiti

On November 4th when millions of American sheeple were casting their ballots, five darkly clad anarchists gathered outside of a post-office in Eugene Oregon, not casting their ballots into the official drop box, but instead casting them into a fire. The ballot burning's purpose was to set light to the imagination of people disenchanted with representative democracy as to the possibility of acting outside the system. The anarchist's quarrel with representative democracy is that it makes the citizen a passive observer in the political process, rather than active participants. In this separation the seeds of revolution are planted, because it produces a feeling of powerlessness to affect the process, a feeling, that if given a push in the right direction, will lead to an eventual rejection of the system.

This action is simple and can be easily replicated, with relatively little risk. If you reside in the state of Oregon(which mails your ballot to you) register to vote(to get the ballot), choose a government building, and find a grill to burn the ballots in(for legal purposes).

Infoshop.org

It wasn't all about representative democracy... 12.Nov.2008 17:15

troublemaker

Did you not see the several examples of DIRECT DEMOCRACY on your ballots?

You were asked if you wanted to shut down bilingual education--you should have answered.
You were asked if you wanted more jails built--you should have answered.
You were asked to decide policies on a bunch of important questions--you should have answered.

I'm sure you had fun at your bonfire, but please answer similar questions in the future.