First, of all, let me say that I live in Canada. We have a parlimentary system here and unless some scandal makes your party want you out, you can remain the head of your party for the whole of your political life-decades. It is not like the US where you are only allowed to be a two term president. These are the politicians who will be head of their party or representing their party in your district your elections and elections and elections to come. If I had to wait until there were only great options, I would never vote.
As a woman, I am keenly aware that there was a time when we were not given the right to vote. at one time, we were not persons under the law. It would never occur to me not to vote. Perhaps people who are white men living in democracies-and this is a perhaps here because I doubt it-who have always had the right to vote do not fully comprehend how wonderful and how precious the right to vote is.
To have a slave-like mentality, you have to understand what it is like to be a slave-one aspect of this is not having the right to vote. I am not nor has ever anyone I know been a slave and it would be offensive for me to suggest I had any clue what it felt like to be a slave when I never have been one.
I do notr undersnad why you suggest it feels like one-are you a former slave and no what it is like?