But indeed by not voting you make yourself responsible too. Every time you make a conscious decision (independent of whether you decide to vote for a party or not vote at all), you are responsible for your choice and its consequences.
It's always more difficult to be responsible and accept that responsibility anyway..
i've never really agreed with George Carlin.. he tries to make a point obviously, but i always thought he took it a little too far.
Its hard to vote for a party in a political system that I dont trust. Call it democracy, it will still be dependent on people getting power and utilizing that in a manner that best suits them and whoever supports them.
If citizens are not responsible for their actions (or lack of them), then who is?
Everyone is responsible for their own action. When the political system is built on a power structure which still has people with different agendas making decisions, I dont feel that the people are being heard.
I agree with u that everyone is responsible and that exclusion is a very serious issue. That is why both positions (voting or not) are fair. I disagree with the otherwise brilliant comedian on responsibility. [Still I leave it open because Carling may be highly ironic on the "i am in no way responsible..."]