Thursday, 6 May 2010

the wood for the trees

"You'd better vote, black people died to give you the right!"

Yes. Technically that may well be true. Someone has missed the point though. They were striving to achieve equality, the right to be treated like everyone else. Whether I vote or not, the fact that I can choose proves they've achieved their goal and did not die in vain. Think about it. If there were some special moral obligation to vote depending on race would that be equal?

Thank you, brave souls! Now I will proceed to do precisely as I please.