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Our Non-Voting Guide: Where Democracy Fails, Fantasy May Succeed 

Wednesday, Nov 6 2013
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In November 2013 you probably "didn't remember" to vote, the way you probably "didn't remember" to make elaborate plans for the Mayan Apocalypse in December 2012. Too bad: If the world had come to an end, you wouldn't have had to pretend to be upset about not voting this week.

But that's okay. You "forgot" to vote. We "forgot" to tell you what to vote for. We're the newspaper you deserve. What will we fail to tell you about next?

There's a reason for our apathy, though: If this is the best democracy can do, we should start shopping around for an app to lead us. Let four 20-year-olds renting a shared desk tell us who we hate, who we pay, and who will drive us to get leftovers from which pop-up B&B start-up that takes only bitcoin and baseball cards.

Until then, we choose the oblivion of fantasy. In our Non-Voting Guide we take you through what this election means in the grand scheme and then we go further still, introducing our own propositions for San Francisco-as-it-should-be, all things considered — the ballot measures the city deserves, since the ones it got are more suitable for a civilization that's already lost.


Democracy How? For the Voter Who Stayed Home This Year

BALLOT MEASURES: Our Propositions for a World Gone Mad

San Francisco Urges...: What We'd Like to See, But Have No Business Asking For

About The Authors

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Bio:
Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.
Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Bio:
Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.
Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Bio:
Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.

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