But aren't we 'the people' guilty of corruption by proxy every time we vote or purchase these people into the positions of power?
We are no different to them because we too want what we believe satisfies our egos.
We the people should have no guilt about the way we vote, or whether we even choose to as far as I am concerned. Let me clarify my thought process,
so that you know where I am coming from.
First of all, politically speaking, we do not choose how individuals within a political party, rise through the ranks within that party, and attain
power on the party level. David Cameron is a case in point. He was recruited by the Conservative party. Do you know how rare that is? Normally, a
person would have to express an interest in joining up, but he was INVITED! How much power did anyone of us regular folks have over that? How much
power did we have over his becoming the leader of the Conservative party?
I will tell you. None. We have no power over who leads the parties that come to power in this nation, and so all that we get to do, is pick which
bunch of suits are going to be screwing us next, and any illusion of choice which extends beyond that, is nothing more than just that. Totally and
utterly illusory. And yet, the argument that if you do not vote, you cannot complain is actually pretty sound when you consider how well the lie that
we live in works on the majority of people.
You see, the lie that we call our electoral system operates as well as it does because it works on just enough people, that those who can see through
its crap are unable to assemble enough support for a significant and radical change to its operation. You know, and I know, that for decades now, we
have been in the business of selecting our next tyrant, our next overlords. We are under no false impressions in that regard. We know that the Labour
party have not been a genuine socialist alternative to the Conservative party for a generation at least, and that the party is run by a bunch of
immature morons who have never so much as broken a nail in pursuit of a days hard work. We also know that the Conservative party is run by a similar
bunch of buggers, who have only slightly larger bank accounts, and precisely the same pounds per square inch of air in their heads as their Labour
However, you and I know these things to be true, but many people still "believe" in Tory values, and will religiously vote Conservative to keep any
other party from getting hold of their local and national votes. Many other people still "believe" in Labour values (not that these are ever
supported by the Labour party these days) and will vote accordingly, by rote. Some people see the lie, and refuse to accept its implications for them
personally, or believe that there is no getting out from under the bullcrap, and so they may as well just go through the motions, because there will
never be an end to the back and forth game between the big two parties.
Personally, I believe that we cannot be held responsible for the route our nation is taking, when vast and long term efforts on the part of the
establishment, under several different governments and both main parties I might add, have been aimed at preventing the people from having an
effective voice, or choice, in any important matter. The affairs of our nation are effectively out of our hands, and have been for a very long time,
if they ever actually resided within our power to control or affect in the slightest.
You have to remember that the whole idea of Parliament was essentially to make it LOOK as if the people were the power, rather than to make that
appearance a reality.
The reason this is all such a big deal now, why people are coming to understand these things better, is that for the first time in human history, we
can communicate immediately, en masse. We can express our thoughts on the affairs of the day in an instant, to everyone who might have an interest in
the subjects we are concerned about. Here on this site, there is masses and masses of political commentary and opinion, an awful lot of which is of
high quality, and contains some fantastic ideas about how to do things better, now. How to end corruption by tea time tomorrow, how to effectively
balance our societies so that they do not collapse under the weight of their own errors.
But if the people running the show, ever let the people decide the path our nation takes, they will never get the power back, and that is why we
cannot be held responsible as a mass, for the actions of these few power mongers. Every day that they continue to promote the sham elections as
evidence of our wonderful democracy, every time they ignore our will as a great multitude of people, and take their own route to the future, dragging
us kicking, bleeding and screaming behind them to hell, they traitor themselves before us and against us. Every time they go to war despite vast
protest, cut benefits to people who have done no wrong (which contrary to popular media influence is the majority of people currently on them), weaken
laws which are supposed to defend the innocent, while strengthening corporations and banks, every single thing they do to weaken us prevents us from
taking control as a people, of the nation in which we live.
Against odds of that scale, against a system which is designed to disenfranchise us, against a government which would turn on its people faster than
a snake strike if they thought we were organising against them, what exactly is the man in the street capable of doing about that on voting day?
Bugger all, thats what.