The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I'm not sure I would be so proud of voting for disaster.
You misunderstand. He's not voting for disaster, he's voting against catastrophe.
I understand completely, and I've expressed my opinions on this before. Either way, he is (and you are) expressing his consent for disaster.
To put it much more crudely, our politicians are playing 'just the tip' with us. When does it ever stop there?
Ah, the "I'm not going to vote, so you can't blame ME!" argument.
As the song says, "When you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
We're going to get either disaster or catastrophe. If you make no effort to mitigate the catastrophe to merely disaster, I can indeed blame you. And will.
Now, unless you have an option - a viable option - that will prevent both disaster AND catastrophe, logic says that voting against catastrophe is your (poor, but) best option.
I see you have come 'round to my viewpoint, Kevin. What was the final straw?