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Politics as Creative Toxic Waste

As Brian Fung reported for the Washington Post on June 24th, the British electorate, after voting to leave the European Union, decided to learn about their decision and its consequences. After the count, they started ‘frantically Googling’ what the European Union is. I think that there is no point trying to argue the merit of the vote, and whether or not they should have voted the way they did. The important point is that they voted without knowing what they were voting for. They were also forced or coerced to vote. In other words, whether or not they were educated on the issue at stake was not a prerequisite for casting a vote. In fact, you can be completely ignorant about everything related to it, and you can still cast a vote that will supposedly count. You also do not have to know what consequences to expect in order to vote, but you will have to suffer through them anyway. What can we make from this?

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