Kendrick Lamar’s Anti-Voting Statements
There are many that are upset with how the economy of the United Stated has dropped tremendously and hope that in time it will become better rather than worst. One person who felt to take a stand against it was Kendrick Lamar who stated that he doesn’t participate in voting because he feels the government isn’t helping there people. This got so much attention that Rob “Biko” Baker, the executive director of the League of Young Voters, responded to the comment:
“I respect Kendrick Lamar’s opinion. He isn’t the only young leader frustrated with the state of the political process. But by not participating in this, and future elections, Kendrick Lamar is giving the very people he is frustrated with the more free reign to continue to pull the levers they way they want to.”
“This [past] weekend, I hung out with my family members who live in Kendrick’s home town, Compton, California. If Kendrick inspired his neighbors to think seriously about the strength of their vote, we could begin to alter the popular discourse, and more importantly the economic policy of local and statewide government. I’ve seen it happen before, and I believe poor people in Compton can be mobilized to improve their living conditions. We have to stop thinking about ourselves as individual actors, and take our collective strength more seriously. I would love to chop it up with him.”
In my opinion, Rob Baker is correct. That is exactly what political leaders that are for big business wants the people to do so that they can keep going with there plan. If the people feel that there is no reason to vote then more likely the economy has no chance of changing in hopes for economical growth.