In this first of opinion episodes, I discuss the case for principled non-voting and it's psychological effect towards creating the alternative social structures we can imagine taking the place of our current paradigm that is predicated and built upon centralization, mass, capitalism, and representative democracy. I've tried to break from rehashing the old arguments against a "flawed democracy" and instead highlight the psychological effect of not voting and the compulsion it creates to imagine and enact the alternatives. The basis for these considerations is an avoidance of what I've referred to as "the ugly end", which is an expected, but relatively undefinable social rupture that could take the form as forced resource scarcity, economic implosions, or environmental collapse. Investigate some of the resources below for more context.
The Ecology of Freedom - Murray Bookchin
Collapse - Jared Diamond
From Democracy to Freedom - Crimethinc.
The Reproduction of Daily Life - Fredy Perlman
The Human Zoo - Desmond Morris