Did your school ever do mock elections? We had students go through the entire Canadian parliamentary system, platforms based on current events, debates, followed by the entire school voting. And at the end they were just “Well here’s the results, cool huh? Well, that’s that.”

Little did I know how realistic that last part actually was.

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We had a very realistic election in 11th grade.

There was one candidate, picked by the principal.

And voting was mandatory, because “even though there’s only one candidate, we still have to learn about the democratic™ system.”

Anyway, I wrote in “I can also not vote, y’know”

That’s actually a pretty good representation of bourgeois elections, except you have two or more of the same person as candidates

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I mean those were pretty much all the elections in high school besides 11th grade. The principal handpicked a couple of approved candidates, and we had to choose one of them.

Also, he dissolved the student council when they started questioning him about how much money he spent on the PA system, and where exactly that money went.

We had to sit through a two hour lecture about how questioning the school’s expenditures is bad.

Maybe they were just trying to prepare you for the futility of bourgeois politics and capitalist workplace hierarchies

@lil_tank
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This is what libs think elections in AES countries are like

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They literally think it’s how the DPRK operates. Only Kim Jung Um is on the ballot and apparently if you don’t vote you get sent to a work camp.

So… How does the DPRK have multiple parties then? Even Wikipedia admits that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_North_Korea#List

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Its like that meme of obama giving an prize to himself lol.

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I was never too interested in it, but one year someone wrote my name down on the sign up list to run for class representative. I don’t even know who it was, but someone nominated me lol. So I figured if someone wanted me to be the representative then I would do it. But that was the year for some reason they decided to scrap the whole class rep thing before the election even happened. Amazing.

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