posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 07:18 PM
So many people seem to have faith in the political system, why is that? It seems so transparently corrupt that the only reason I can see for ignoring
that is fear-based denial. Is the idea of the system being against us too terrifying to contemplate?
I realise especially on ATS that most people will say they don't have faith in the system but some of the comments suggest otherwise. It's the
attitude used to condemn people who comment on aspects of politics that they are unhappy with that astounds me. For example:
"If the English really want to [blahblah] they can vote for people who will do that." this line of logic seems nonsensical to me. What if only one
candidate stands who has that policy, must they be voted for even if every other policy of theirs is abhorrent? If I don't vote for that person, have
I then forfeited my right to ever wish to [blahblah]?
Another oft-used line is: "well, you voted them in" - what about when I didn't vote them in? What about when I voted for the other party? Some of
you talk as if I must for some reason accept responsibility even in this situation, is this because I am a part of 'the people' (see below)? Am I
expected to either change the mind of all the other voters until they concur with me or forfeit my right to complain about the government?
Democracy is bull#. Rule of the people? This is exactly why it doesn't work - I am not 'the people' I am 'a person'. 'The people' is an
abstract concept, like the average man or the monobrow community. In the simplest version of democracy it is possible for 49% of the people to
absolutely deeply despise the policies that their government enacts, but they are unable to do anything about it and are forced to live under those
laws and policies. If you are one of that minority, in what way is democracy serving you? Isn't the net outcome the same, for you, as living in a
dictatorship? Your opinions and wishes are irrelevant unless you happen to agree with the majority, no matter how slim that majority might be or how
many millions of people are alongside you in your minority.
Oo kettle's boiling...or is that steam coming from out the top of my head? At least I posted in the RANTS section
(god I hate these emoticons,
mocking little #s)