Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds? Definitely "No"!
Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds? Definitely "No"! Until they become really discretional enough to rationally know what is right, they should wait until they become mature enough to voluntary learn and express their own right political idea rationally. Individuals sound not actively participate in politics unless they are really talented to until they become ... let's say... about 30 years old.
Otherwise, these youths waste their precious time in over-sensational left wing Utopian dreams which are hardly relevant to the real world phenomena! The "right" one is always relevant to our real world situation, and what is really needed for the mass. I had a strong culture shock when I started living in Britain. I was seriously surprised at the fact that many working class Northern British vote for a socialist/Leftwing political party! I felt really sorry for these "poor" people who still stick to their belief in socialism...
This is the outcome that they start participating in politics when they are juveniles. Juvenile period is when individuals become easily over-passionate for something without a discretional decision making process. So, once these juveniles become addicted to socialism, which seduces individuals with an unproductive daydream, enough to continue daydreaming even after they become an adult. In Europe, the daydream is Socialism. In Japan, it is a Nationalism.
In Japan, the cult kind of belief in an irrational superstitious nationalism is epidemically spreading among Japanese youths. This political ideology provides them with a whimsy nostalgic illusion which discourages rational decision making process of seeking productive outcomes. The voting age in Japan is 20 years old, and this has already resulted in such a bad consequence. So, even 20s seems too naive to have a rational discretion to reflect a political opinion.... Thus, this is the reason why I say we should be eligible to vote about from 30 years old.