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Monday, April 14, 2008

apathy party '08

It gets overwhelming closer to election time to see all the political satire in every corner and crevice; you begin to wonder how much of it even drives the receiver to the desired result. It probably just ends up causing more apathy. I suppose that's the reason behind Apathy Party.

Taking a look at their "Nonifesto," their message became evident:
"We are the Apathy Party. You may not have heard of us, but we're the largest political party in the country. As a matter of fact, 63% of Americans voted in the last election. Everyone else chose Apathy."

Although the message is tried (and, I suppose, often true), the Apathy Party is well thought out and is pretty humorous in its satire. It may sway some non-voters into taking action, but I do wonder how worthwhile these "campaigns" are. I'd rather worry about the ones who are dead-set on voting without any kind of decent knowledge on the issues.

(Found via NOTCOT.)

1 comment:

comoprozac said...

While these satirical takes on our political system are smart and necessary, they really only appeal to those who are already politically active. I don't think most apathetic non-voters are fed-up with the process. I think they don't care or are ignorant to their responsibilities as a member of our community. Either way, good find. I like this sort of satire.