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Decoding the Zapatista Message on Elections – Why Voting Isn’t Enough

29.8.15

Decoding the Zapatista Message on Elections – Why Voting Isn’t Enough: [intercontinentalcry.org] This false momentum, based on unsustainable levels of manufactured collective effervescence, is further destabilized by the tacit subtext that one can fulfill their political responsibility merely by choosing the right candidate. This quasi-consciousness unavoidably aggregates and assumes itself into the political identity of each candidate as each are forced to pretend that they can deliver more than is humanly, let alone politically, possible. Campaigns are valorized by hype and sound bites, not works and wisdom, while time and resources are continually co-opted from more honorable and productive pursuits. The political cycle becomes the means and the end; a careening race to sustain itself for the mere sake of sustaining itself. It is an existence that becomes almost devoid of larger purpose.


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