a reply to: deadlyhope
The trouble that many people have, is when it comes to something as simple as figuring out who to vote for. The left in my nation particularly, have
no proper representation in government, and have not had for at least two decades. The Labour party of today is a withered, gnarled, broken thing,
which represents the interests of working people about as effectively as I reach orbit by jumping, really, really hard. And little surprise can be
found there, since the fact is that there are no working people in the Labour Party. Since the New Labour era of Tony Blair and friends, the
overwhelming majority of Labour MPs have been privately educated, hugely monied, and utterly removed from the traditional Labour values. One might
wonder then, why it is that they see fit to attempt to represent those that they know NOTHING about.
I must reiterate a point that I have made before. Unless you have worked your fingers to the bone, sweated, wept and bled, LITERALLY, to keep a roof
over your head and that of your family, burned calories just doing your job, you have no business representing working people, because the chances are
that you have not DONE any damned work, meaning that you have not got a hope of understanding the trouble that people face when doing something as
simple as LIVING! These fools are deluded hypocrites at best, and at worst, actors in a role and little else.
And then of course, you have the Conservatives. The political equivalent of Satan, these self interested, entitled, money grubbers have not a care in
the world about the majority of people in the country, except in so far as they need them to vote for them. Once that has happened, they will feel
free to throw ANYONE under the bus, in order to make sure they can continue to reap the rewards of access to the coffers of the government, to fill
the pockets of their cronies, no doubt in return for a fat payout when their terms of office end. They are, as far as I am concerned, theives, cads,
total scallywags whose only interest is money, and should be summarily thrown off a cliff, into a quarry.
Next, we have the Liberal Democrats, an organisation which once seemed to be worth a shot, if only because their policies made a damned sight more
sense than either the Labour, or Conservative strategies, like taking the poorest working people and making them exempt from some taxes until such
time as their situation improves for example. And thats all very well and good, but they went and eliminated their legitimacy as a voice for the
people, by getting into bed with the bloody Tories, and forming a coallition with them, in total conflict with both the wishes of the people who voted
for them, and indeed the principles upon which their party was founded, which run entirely counter to those of the Conservatives. So, a set of
backstabbing, glory seeking bastards, and entirely beneath the notice of anyone looking to vote.
Of course, there IS UKIP to consider.... for precisely as long as it takes to discount Nigel Farage and his collective of halfwits as the borderline
xenophobes they are. They might well be a useful bullhorn in the European Parliament, but I refuse to put anyone MORE right wing than the Tories
forward, as a good choice for a leadership role in the UK. In short, they can occupy a pulpit in the EU parliament for us, but as for power here in
Britain? I would not put that sorry mess of a party in charge of anything more vital than the contents of a sock drawer.
And next, you have the outliers. The parties who are so far from capable of winning an election, that to vote for them at all IS a wasted vote. This
number has included the Green Party, the extremist right wing parties, the far out left, and God knows how many other tiny parties with no exposure,
about whom only a tiny minority of people are even aware, let alone convinced by.
Now, given that the only parties which have held a majority in living memory, are both utterly incapable of acting in the interests of the people,
because they do not truly represent us, we here in Britain face an impossible choice. Choose either one of two parties which do not represent your
beliefs, interests, or principles, or even directly oppose them, and live with the consequences, or choose from a wider list of parties which have no
hope of collecting enough votes at ballot, to gain any position worth a crap, and make zero difference to the way things work out for you and yours.
Heres a lark! Since the last election, the British people are now more aware than ever, that no matter who they vote for, they will not be allowed a
government that works for them, for their interests to the exclusion of all other considerations, whether they be financial, political, or otherwise.
Now, with the best will in the world, how can anyone choose from the list of entirely inappropriate possibilities before us? How can anyone make a
choice in this political landscape, without giving tacit approval of the hegemony that assails us? The people, in a democracy, must retain the power.
In this country however, we have no route to take back that power, because no matter how we vote, the BEST we can hope for is an unacceptable
edit on 16-3-2015 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical improvements.
edit on 16-3-2015 by TrueBrit because: As above