They're not voting because...
- There is no Green Party candidate standing...
There is no Green Party candidate standing. We're rapidly consuming all the earth's resources, which is causing major problems. One day it will catch up with us.
As far as I can see the Greens are the only people prepared to talk about this. Unfortunately, they're not standing a candidate in my constituency, so I will stay at home.written 20th Apr 2005
Neil replies: Do you really think the governments of this world don't realise such matters as the oil crisis? Imagine if they voiced their concerns and said there would be no more power in 80 years' or so time and nobody has a solution yet.
It would lead to anarchy. Think about it - ignorance is bliss. If the common electorate knew about everything that went on they'd stop conforming to social norms, and it would spiral out of control.
Come on, use a bit of common sensewritten 20th Apr 2005
Sarah replies: Neil, I think you've lost sight of one very important point, which isn't that the government aren't prepared to do much about the oil crisis because it would cause panic, but because there is a lot of money (therefore also power - great pun eh?) in oil.written 21st Apr 2005
FSOBR replies: Protecting corporate interests / profit above protecting human rights / environment is the American business plan. Britain is just following the American way.written 21st Apr 2005