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The Online Petition To End Online Petitions

Besides a leaf blower, is there anything more pointless than an online petition ? The e-world is abuzz with armchair activists harranguing inboxes far and wide with their poorly scripted trivialities. There are a handful of things the human animal finds nearly impossible to abstain from, two of which are following the herd and forwarding emails. You can see now the allure of the online petition. We understand its futility and we will fight this imaginary fire with more imaginary fire. The ANP has the market cornered on delusions of slacktivist grandeur. Links to sign the petition follow. Feel free to email it to every single person youve ever known in any way and demand their signatures "if they know what's good for them".

Dear The Internet,

We , the representatives of The Apathetic Nihilist Party and the undersigned, recognize the impact you've made on the world and the huge strides you've made in innovating the way we communicate and live our daily lives. You've given a voice to millions across the globe to be freely heard and recognized. Anyone with the ability to navigate a web browser has been given a platform and a microphone to broadcast their opinons. A really loud , ear piercing , hot knife in the face , brain-raping microphone.

Like the constant chirping of insects we try to ignore it but there is always that one cricket in the corner that just won't die . It's shrill calls , futile as they may be, reverberate in our space and distract us . The Internet's chirping cricket is the online petition.

We do hereby and forthwith request an immediate ban on all current petitions, including this one ! We one-up your ego gratifying acts of futility. That's how we roll. The pinnacle of pointlessness. Slacktivist perfection.

We acknowledge the inherent flaws in our master plan and revel in its oxymoronicism. As well , we know that we do this not to better society but for our own selfish ends, to make us feel good about ourselves. And boy do we ever.

We, the undersigned, support the Online Petition to Ban Online Petitions

Passionately Indifferent

apathetic ( P ) Pronunciation Key (p-thtk) also apathetical (--kl) adj. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive.

nihilism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-lzm, n-) n. Philosophy. An extreme form of skepticism that denies all existence. A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. Rejection of all distinctions in moral or religious value and a willingness to repudiate all previous theories of morality or religious belief. The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.