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(en) [Paraguay] Let's not vote By ANA (ca, pt) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:42:25 +0300

The anarchists of Paraguay1 called not to vote. Simply put, not voting. Not to be part of the electoral show made to legitimize the oppressive disorder that makes us live the powerful criminals that govern us from politics, economics and religion. ---- Not to vote is not to lend the body to this operation to save the appearances that the system has to give some pills of hope from time to time with the purpose of: divert the social struggles for an electoral exit; to recycle the political direction of the system by co-opting new participants and at the same time relegitimizing the old participants; mark the news and media agenda to divert attention from the issues that really concern people and that has to do with their economic, social and territorial life; to concentrate in an electoral spectacle all the social attention with the objective to measure the forces that are able to mobilize the organs of control and political division that are the political parties.

Not voting is not becoming part of the system nor its routine legitimization. Not voting, combined with the social struggle, is a declaration of rebellion to the whole system and to who its political administrators are. Not voting is a coherent antisystem statement.

Not voting is not the same as "void voting" or "blank voting". Vote null or blank are proposals from political parties that criticize the offer of candidacies that are in these elections, but want to continue to legitimize the elections and make their own measurement of electoral strength counting the votes null or white as theirs in view of presenting, their leaders as candidates. The call to vote void or blank is a call to participate in elections without electing candidates with the same intention as those who elect candidates: to measure their "electoral muscle", to constitute themselves as desirable forces for future electoral alliances and to propose now to their leaders as possible figures to appear on ballot papers.

Void or blank vote is the same as voting: legitimizes and is part of the system, does not question anything except the current offer of applications and aims to measure the percentage of voters who call void or blank.

That is why the anarchists will not vote, because we do not legitimize this oppressive system in any of its parts and we propose the fight and the disobedience in any place. If you believe you are anti-system or rebellious to the system, do not go voting, do not lend your body to the system. The rest is anti-social politicking.

Tetan'y Newspaper

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Translation> Sol de Abril

[1]The general elections in Paraguay are scheduled for April 22, the seventh since the redemocratization in 1989. In addition to a new president and his deputy, governors, senators and deputies will be chosen, both in the local parliament and in the Mercosur.
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