The Dollar Vote & The Minute Vote

I ran across a great comment on digg tonight. I came across the comment, by user p0ss, at the bottom of the comments for the Project Censored Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008 (They do a yearbook and the stories are for the previous year… lots of people on digg were hung up on the 2008 thing.)

I slightly edited it and put it inside the following block-quote, kind of like a frame for a nice picture.


  • In a situation where representative democracy has been usurped by a corporate oligarchy, it is safe to assume that political measures will be largely ineffective.
  • In such a situation individuals are still left with two important votes.
  • The dollar vote, and the minute vote.
  • The dollar vote is our ability to influence the world around us by deciding in every moment what reality is worthy of our dollar, and hence our support.
  • Unfortunately we are at a massive disadvantage as a wealthy minority controls the vast majority of the dollar vote.
  • The minute vote is the time we spend in each minute of our lives, and it is incredibly powerful.
  • Doing volunteer work and talking to people about important issues both have an incredible impact on the nature of your reality.
  • While the amount of dollar votes you can attain each week is wildly variable, the amount of minute votes each individual has is exactly equal.
  • Each week I have 1000 dollar votes and 10,000 minute votes, but a person who was 10,000,000 dollar votes each week, still only has 10,000 minute votes.
  • Each week we spend the majority of our waking minute votes trying to attain dollar votes, and by and large we are bought rather cheaply.
  • The remaining minute votes are incredibly powerful, but we waste them on distractions.
  • There are far more of us than there are of them, as such our minute votes vastly out weigh their minute votes.
  • That is the key to overcoming them.
  • We must spend our free minutes wisely, and urge others to do the same.
  • Give your time to worthy causes, and the world around you, the reality we all inhabit, will become noticeably better.

Thank’s for the perspective p0ss,
~Chris

If anyone knows of any other musings on this topic please post links or thoughts in the comments.

One Response to “The Dollar Vote & The Minute Vote”

  1. Loved this selection, also.

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