Quote / Word of the Year

Could be a busy year for elections. Here is a favourite quotation that I hope others will like & share around: “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” – George Jean Nathan, 1882-1958

I am not a fan of apathy in general, or of people who don't vote. So I sure hope there will be greater voter turnout for all elections in Canada, municipal & otherwise, from here on in!

Word of the year?

Coalitions.

We need lots & lots (& lots) of coalitions & coalition-building to deal with the huge # of serious (even life-threatening) challenges facing our species right now.

OK. That's all I have to say for now!

Janet

p.s. this quotation would look good on a button, wouldn't it?

'Quote of the day' with this post: “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”  Plato, Greek philosopher, 427 B.C.- 347 B.C.

Runner-up for Q. of the day: “Evil thrives on apathy and cannot exist without it.” – Hannah Arendt

** Lots more quotations relating to politics & democracy & so on here, btw, in the 'Quotation Central!' section. Some of them are real humdingers!!