OpinionChanging your political beliefs based on political TV adverts is stupid.
      – Thelevellers, 2011-03-06 at 11:00:08   (5 comments)

On 2011-03-06 at 11:00:20, Thelevellers wrote...
http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/03/01/its-your-stupidity-stupid/
On 2011-03-06 at 11:01:51, Thelevellers wrote...
Obviously, ads can make you think twice, and maybe even do some research to see if you should change your mind - but that's the key: DO SOME RESEARCH! If you don;t, then all anyone has to do to win is keep 'accidentally' publishing completely false negative adverts. And that's not a world I wanna live in.
On 2011-03-06 at 16:44:01, Lee J Haywood wrote...
There's a split between believing in a party because you think their general stance (political compass) is the right one, and thinking that their current manifesto is the best. I feel that too many people fall into the former category, and not enough have the time or resources to really compare parties and see what's best. Many people will even vote based on the stance taken on just one issue, with parties deliberately trying to be the opposite of each other just to get votes. TV advertising just feeds into poor decision making skills.
On 2011-03-06 at 20:47:44, Thelevellers wrote...
Good point, Lee (nice to see you back, btw, I was wondering if we needed to send a search party ;) ) Far too many people vote how they always vote, which is often how their parents voted, without putting any thought into it whatsoever.
On 2011-03-15 at 16:03:56, Baslisks wrote...
The lack of time and not wanting to put effort out is an extreme form of laziness. There has never been such a time in this world where information is so easy to get.