So in the UK we are getting relatively close to our general election (on the 7th May). This sparked up some discussion between me and my mates about voting. Well during the discussion I found out I was in the extreme minority, as it turns out among my friends I was the only one planning to vote.....
Now during the last election I was only just 18 and able to vote and I really enjoyed it and have always held voting as a big thing. I honestly believe in democracy. Even though I do acknowledge that the execution of democracy is sometimes... tenuous and that it has it's fault I think as a over political ideology it's the best we have.
However while talking to my friends they brought to my attention how they feel very disenfranchised by our current system and that voting would be meaningless to achieve actual change. So now I find myself questioning democracy (at least as we know it currently).
So I was wondering If you guys could contribute your thoughts and ideas to help me come to a consensus. The more data the better .
So what do you think of democracy in your country or even just as an ideology? Do you vote? Do you not? And if so why? What is democracy to you?
P.s. My questioning of democracy doesn't mean I'd want to adopt a fascist or dictatorship! I simply want to ask questions about it in the hopes of understanding it better and maybe coming up with ideas on how to improve it or possibly a better ideology :O!!!!!
Thanks for reading