The useful non-vote

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From the Garzanti Dictionary:
Voto [vó-to]:
1. an expression of desire, when electing someone or needing to make a collective decision.
Utile [ù-ti-le]:
1. that is useful, able to satisfy a need
2. that offers some advantage, some profit; an effective aid.
The kind of election scheduled for 13 April is not at all contemplated in the dictionary since we will not actually be electing anyone, but simply making a cross on party logo. Even the possibility of making a collective decision has also been excluded from the political elections. In fact, this is not a referendum, nor is it a public law proposal.
In order to update the usage of the term “vote”, we must therefore introduce a totally new meaning:
1. a ritual event whereby citizens ratify the choices made previously by the political parties.
Now let’s move on to the term “useful”. Here the situation is decidedly better.
The adjective “utile” (useful), together with the new meaning of the word “voto” (vote), is perfect: “voto utile” (Useful vote).
A useful vote may “be useful, may satisfy a need”. This is easy to prove. Remove all the guilty parties from the court cases, rehabilitate all those with criminal records, sort out all of the wives, arouse all the mistresses and find suitable placements for the children of….. A useful vote “offers some advantage, some profit and is an effective aid”. The guaranteed financial returns include 25,000 Euro per month, a full pension after only two and a half years, a blue "company" vehicle and, only for the sinners, cocaine and whores and Air Force Helicopters.
The campaign to get your vote knows no bounds. Morpheus Napolitano reminded us of this fact during one of his few moments of lucidity from far-away Chile. He defended the political parties, calling it the expression of democracy, and then proceeded to launch an attack against what he called simple populism. Then he went back to sleep.
As usual, the psychodwarf and Topo Gigio are always first in line in claiming their right to the useful vote. If you vote for them, your vote is useful, otherwise not. Without your vote, Tar-head would no longer have Rete 4, his criminal buddies or his conflict of interests. The Mayor of Rome would be obliged to move to Rwanda or to Madagascar, to write books and to save endangered populations. Do it for their sake. Do it for your own sake. Tell them to fuck-off on 13 April by exercising your right to a “useful non-vote” (abstention) in the political elections.
[nón] [vó-to] [ù-ti-le]:
1. reclamation of the State by the citizens
2. de-legitimisation of the parasitic behaviour of the political parties.
V-day 25 April. Freedom of information in a free State.

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