Malia Rolt wrote an interesting article that suggests white men should be banned from voting so they can endure the same thing that women and people of color previously went through when they weren't allowed to vote. Her article has gone viral and sparked tons of conversations across America, discussing the why and why not of banning white males from the voting booth.
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Actually, this story was not really posted by a teen girl. It's allegedly posted by a guy who wanted to prove that you could literally sign up to any website and post anything. It's true. If there's a platform that accepts submissions, then anyone can sign up and post things and they may or may not be true. What this proves is that it's often tough to know if you're looking at something legit, or something fabricated.
Regardless of the legitimacy, the story still raises a good point about us ol' white fellas and how we should be banned from voting for a while, which is likely the only way Maxine Waters or some other useless bag of turds like Al Sharpton or Rosie O'Donnell would ever get elected.
Here's what I wrote, in jest, to the troll article posted on Affinity Magazine. And by the way, it's a website and not a magazine. Magazines are made out of paper and you hold them in your hand, lap, or with your toes.
Of course, banning any American citizen from the voting booth is a silly idea, but Malia's short article raised some interesting points that are worth thinking about. Although, banning white males, or any males for that matter, from voting, should not ever happen - but it's interesting to ponder her thought process just for a moment. At least, that is, before crushing it like a tin foil hat that people wear when they're scared of reptilians.
Malia Rolt posted her piece on a somewhat liberally leftists website named Affinity. She claims to be an Asian teen who's passionate about social justice, politics, feminism, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ people, chocolate, Ariana Grande, and kitty cats. Who doesn't love cats? Don't answer that. She proceeds to suggest that white men didn't experience the injustice of not being allowed to vote, so therefore they probably should see what it's like to be oppressed so they can further understand and get on the same page as everyone else.
After all, women and people of colour went through times of not being allowed to vote, and the fact that white men never had to experience that is an injustice. Despite the fact that we are given the illusion of democracy today (even though in reality the electoral college decides our future for us), do oppressors of minorities and women deserve to choose to continue our oppression, or should we help them by withdrawing the right to vote from them for a while until we can truly get on the same page and connect?
Women were not allowed to vote in the United States until 1920, so that’s over a millennium of women lacking the right to vote. And what reparations have been paid since then? Nothing. Where’s the justice for women? Black suffrage in the United States has also been a slow process where even when people of colour were legally allowed to vote in the 1860s, there were many obstacles such as the “Black Codes” and voter intimidation in general. Where’s their justice? Nowhere to be found. Historically, white men have had few problems voting and the way things are going, they will never understand the kind of injustice others have faced.
That's where she makes zero sense.
There was a point in time where voting was dependent on property ownership and people of all colors and gender (there's only two genders), were unable to vote. It was like if you didn't own something, then you had no vote.
Eventually people were all allowed to vote - men, women, everyone. Even WWI veterans still somehow vote for Democrats today, but I don't know how considering that would make them the oldest people on the planet.
What the writer doesn't understand is that you don't revoke people's rights to vote when we're already ALL on the same page in terms of who can vote. American citizens, who are alive and registered to vote, should be the only people voting. As long as you legally live in America, then you're allowed to vote. Even though those rules are broken and democrats often sneak in some illegal immigrant votes, that does not negate that fact that we're already on the same page.
America doesn't need to revoke voter rights for people to make them think differently. It won't change anything. It's a rather stupid idea that shouldn't even be considered. It's great for debate, but that's about it.
Her story wasn't very long, but it was minimally thought provoking, even if it was just for a single thought.
The comments she gathered ranged from cray to nay in the sense that some people called her out for being silly, and others were not as nice. Then it downward spiraled into commenters harassing each other.