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Jun 29 2016

Brexit Inspires GQ to Suggest Denying Older People the Right to Vote

A strikingly juvenile piece entitled “We Should Ban Old People From Voting” makes it clear that the people at GQ magazine are not happy about the Brexit vote. Like other moonbats, they blame the result on older voters. Those old enough to have developed a mature conception of liberty, and to remember when Britain was wealthier and more free, are resented as an obstacle on the path to globalist authoritarian utopia.

GQ backs up its demand with five arguments:

The EU referendum result will have less effect on older people

Everything will have less effect on older people, since they won’t be around as long. This is a particularly moronic argument when you consider that Brexit entails enduring short-term economic pain to reap the long-term benefits of freedom from the EU’s smothering tariffs and regulations.

There was no ‘golden age’ of Britain

Sure there was; it lasted for centuries. Maybe it can’t be brought back, but that is no reason to obliterate Britain by allowing it to become absorbed by Brussels.

Over 65s read the Daily Mail

In the USA, people under 40 seem to get most of their news from Comedy Central. I’ll take the Daily Mail.

We take pensioners’ driving licences away… why not their right to vote?

Maybe because people don’t stop having political interests when they stop driving. But at least this argument suggests that GQ might be open to letting older people vote so long as they still drive.

Prisoners don’t vote, either

Only a snide punk would draw a parallel between convicts and senior citizens. But GQ argues that denying the elderly voting rights is fine because we don’t have democracy anyway unless convicts and small children vote.

Why not give the vote exclusively to small children? They would vote for whomever promises them the most free stuff, just like Democrats. GQ ought to love the idea.

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Flying free. Sorry GQ.

On tips from Common Sense Union and Steve T.



  • Logic_Mine

    Yes, the older voters. Like the ones who can still remember the threat of communism and tyrants.
    The same ones who are smart enough to know when their voice is being mugged through the scam called “Globalism”.

  • J.j. Cintia

    These people are digging their own graves or should be, cause I certainly don’t care enough about them to. Basically democracy is only important when it supports the delusions of hippie dippy globalist boobs with the IQs of a head of lettuce. Its time to cuisinart these dummies.

  • If anyone needs another confirmation that the European Union is fundamentally the most anti-democratic entity currently in existence, then the following statement by European Parliament Martin Schultz should put all confusion to rest.

    “The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate”. – Martin Schultz, President Of The European Parliament

  • cecil2

    In fact its younger voters, anyone under 30, who arguably should not vote.

    No experience, no maturity, little capital, they do not see long term implications nor think as clearly.

    GQ is admitting that votes should be manipulated to get the result they want. In others words, there should be no voting, just dictating.

  • MrRightWingDave

    Consider the source. A rag written by sissies for sissies.

  • grayjohn

    Perhaps GQ should be denied the right to exist? Only people with skin in the game, property owners, business owners, should have any say? GQ STFU before you piss off some real people.

  • grayjohn

    Oh , George Soros needs to exit the EU, and the planet. The world need to rid itself of Soros as an act of self preservation.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    “We take pensioners’ driving licences away… why not their right to vote?”
    Spoken as if that is a good thing. He might as well have said “we let pensioners die of neglect in NHS hospitals, refusing to even bring them water to drink….”
    BTW, Mr. GQ. British subject are also denied the right to own a firearm. What is your plan when your Muslim immigrants decide that your magazine has offended Allah? Call the local, unarmed Bobby?

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Good find. There are cattle and there are ranchers. The cattle receive free food, protection from predators. But they have no say when the ranchers decide it’s time to have a barbeque.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    I watched an interview with a displaced Brit concerning Brexit. She opined that old folks are just afraid of diversity; they are unwilling to accept change and a society that looks different.
    And then I wondered how she would look in a bhurka.

  • TrojanMan

    Texit

  • Saxon Warrior

    Meanwhile Kim Jong-un takes down notes as he recognizes the brilliance of their ideas.
    You can vote for anybody you like as long as you vote for Kim. And anybody who does not vote for Kim should not be allowed to vote.

  • Troll Magnet

    following this line of reasoning, they will soon come to an inescapable conclusion that old people should be humanly put to death.

  • Eddie_Valiant

    I think our founding fathers got it mostly right when they required voters to be property owners.

  • Strnj1

    …but look how many dead voters it’ll cost the left.

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  • Torcer

    **************************************************************************************************
    THIS IS NOT – REPEAT – NOT AN ARTICLE FROM THE ONION
    ***************************************************************************************************

    It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses
    The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry.
    I was born in 1954, and until now I would have said that the late 1960s was the greatest period of political convulsion I have lived through. Yet for all that the Vietnam War and the civil rights struggle changed American culture and reshaped political parties, in retrospect those wild storms look like the normal oscillations of a relatively stable political system. The present moment is different. Today’s citizen revolt — in the United States, Britain, and Europe — may upend politics as nothing else has in my lifetime.
    [..]
    The schism we see opening before us is not just about policies, but about reality. The Brexit forces won because cynical leaders were prepared to cater to voters’ paranoia, lying to them about the dangers of immigration and the costs of membership in the EU. Some of those leaders have already begun to admit that they were lying. Donald Trump has, of course, set a new standard for disingenuousness and catering to voters’ fears, whether over immigration or foreign trade or anything else he can think of. The Republican Party, already rife with science-deniers and economic reality-deniers, has thrown itself into the embrace of a man who fabricates realities that ignorant people like to inhabit.

    Did I say “ignorant”? Yes, I did. It is necessary to say that people are deluded and that the task of leadership is to un-delude them. Is that “elitist”? Maybe it is; maybe we have become so inclined to celebrate the authenticity of all personal conviction that it is now elitist to believe in reason, expertise, and the lessons of history. If so, the party of accepting reality must be prepared to take on the party of denying reality, and its enablers among those who know better. If that is the coming realignment, we should embrace it.
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/28/its-time-for-the-elites-to-rise-up-against-ignorant-masses-trump-2016-brexit/

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  • Mr. Freemarket

    Dead voters will still get to vote. In fact, incapacitated voters, regardless of age, will still get to vote.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    I wonder how he will feel when some Muslims move in next door?

  • Mr. Freemarket

    I shudder to think that John Kerry would be portrayed as Uncle Sam.

  • Logic_Mine

    Wow! I’m going to need some taller boots to wade through all that Shit!

  • KHarn

    Another doofus said that the UK was “heading into uncharted territory”. What territory would that be? Independence? I think they charted that area over the course of a thousand years.

  • KHarn

    I hear laughter and applause from Lincoln’s tomb.

  • Torcer

    Hence the warning – that was pretty incredible.

  • Logic_Mine

    And thank you for it.

  • TED

    Yah I thought that was kinda crappy also BUT it IS who we have representing us, like it or not!!! Look at the ENTIRE administration!!!

  • Mr. Freemarket

    It would be preferable if they were the inmates from a hospital for the criminally insane.

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  • TED

    BINGO!

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