I'm presently reading The Lost Steersman, the third Steerswoman novel by Rosemary Kirstein. It's going to be impossible to explain the awesome bit without minor spoilers for the second novel, so I'm not going to bother. I can't even give you the bare conclusion, because it will give you the entirely wrong idea about the book.

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( May. 27th, 2008 05:10 pm)
Vote [livejournal.com profile] rm in the elections. There are only three users who have a serious explicit commitment to freedom of speech in their platform, and [livejournal.com profile] rm is both the best and most popular of these. My second and third choices are hopeless, so my ballot is effectively truncated.

This is one of those cases where I would rather that [livejournal.com profile] jameth, a non-serious candidate with no articulable platform, win than the current leader, [livejournal.com profile] legomymalfoy, because I think that LJ is ultimately doomed anyway, and a candidate who is serious about the status quo is significantly more likely to give the advisory board an air of legitimacy than a candidate who represents the protest vote. Still, I won't give [livejournal.com profile] jameth my second- or third-place vote because I think it's probably better to vote sincerely and see how it goes.

Note: this is somewhat different from how I would advise voting in a general election, because while I know lots of people who have left LJ, I know nobody (or almost nobody; I'm sure I'm forgetting someone) who has left their country because of politics.


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