They're not voting because...
- This criminal regime...
This criminal regime are merely part of a broader swindle to maintain power in the interests of the moneyed and powerful at the expense of the very interests these charlatans claim to represent. Choose Liberal, choose Tory, choose Labour - choose your own bloody jailor! I'm not voting because so-called Democracy is a disgraceful sham and no more lives up to the meaning of its creed than does the now universally dicredited Communism we are all repeatedly invited to condemn. We are exhorted not to give in to terrorism and encouraged to embrace electoral blackmail: keep a hold of nurse for fear of finding something worse. Scumbags.written 7th Apr 2005
matt replies: The rich only have the hold of the power because they are the ones who bother to vote!written 12th Apr 2005
If all the people on council estates round the country and on low incomes could be convinced to go out to vote, the politicians would listen to what they have to say!
What politician in his right mind is going to say "We're going to increase the taxes of the middle classes who vote, to increase the unemployment allowance of the unemployed who will be staying in in their droves?!!"
james replies: Matt, do you honestly believe that the rich and powerful will gracefully concede victory to the multitude? I find it very hard to believe that we can vote ourselves into a libertarian and egalitarian society -- if we could, we would've done it by now.written 7th May 2005
Tiger43 replies: Power to the people!! Or is that just a dream?written 10th May 2005
james replies: "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seein a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realization of Utopias." -- Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895)
Or, if you prefer... "Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible!" Paris, 1968.written 12th May 2005