Hey, look! It’s the Reductress article, You Need to Vote to Fix This. I’m sure it’s not some piece that would disincentivize people on the left voting in an election cycle that could see Nazis (MAGA Republicans) take over the House and Senate.
Let’s take a gander.
In a developing story out of New York City, Democratic lawmaker Chuck Schumer said your vote is the only way out of the clusterfuck of this nation’s issues, despite you having consistently voted for him in the past four elections.
“You want the federal protection of reproductive rights codified into law? Vote,” the senator said. “You want a national healthcare system? Vote. You want meaningful climate action? Vote. You want me to do anything the majority of the nation has wanted done once I am voted into office? Vote harder.”
Well, played, Reductress.
But, wait! There’s more.
According to sources, the lawmaker then went on to list every single issue on which he had specifically campaigned on and failed to achieve, and concluded that if you actually wanted action on these issues to happen, you would just need to vote for him one more time.
While it’s important to point out the deficiencies of the Democratic establishment, choosing to sh*t on voting is just shooting yourself in the head.
But we’re on the left, and that’s what we do.
As a satirist, I feel my job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. And that means helping people feel empowered (via promoting voting, protesting, and unionizing the workplace) as well as making fun of freaking Nazis.
What do you think?
Am I off base?