Even amongst my own disgruntled peers.
Friend : Not like our votes will even matter.
Paul : Well if you don't vote, it wouldn't matter.
Friend : Nothing will change even if I do.
Paul : That kinda political apathy isn't helping democracy.
Friend : Maybe it's time to vote with my feet.
Paul : By leaving?
Friend : Surely there's a better place out there.
Paul : And if that place sucks just as bad, will you do the same again and again?
Friend : Yes?
Paul : So you'll live in a gypsy caravan?
Friend : Maybe.
Paul : Why not stop and try to make a change?
Friend : Not like it would even matter. Eh, I'm not even registered anyway.
Yes. The apathetic cycle continues.
What can we do!
Vote with your feet? What it means is to express dissatisfaction by quitting or leaving. Jaded by the reverse discrimination caused by the race-based policies practised here, migrants - usually the best and the brightest - have been leaving the country in droves for the past two decades.
Seriously. Ever thought of trying to change things rather than just bitch about it? Instead of proving the racist Malay supremacists in our country right by being the eternal immigrant fleeing when the going gets tough, why not make a last stand by casting your votes? If the grass is truly greener on the other side as they say, it’s only because it has been fertilized with the blood and sweat of citizens who have worked hard to build a just and fair society.
Don't give up without even trying. Go out and cast your votes.