Thursday, 4 June 2009

Use Your Vote!

If you are reading this in the UK , like me you are probably totally switched off by politics and have very little trust in the politicians at Westminster.

No matter how hacked off I am at the moment with politics , I still believe that it is my duty to vote in the European election today and I urge everybody feeling disillusioned to do the same, no matter who you vote for, even the SNP if you must (in Scotland anyway).

If you believe that by not voting you are lodging a protest against the system or the main parties then I think that you are gravely mistaken. By protesting in this manner you may be aiding the odious BNP or the equally ridiculous UKIP to get a foothold in mainstream politics; especially in England where local elections are also taking place.

I have had the arguments with friends as to what is the point of voting, the stock argument being "my vote doesn't make any difference anyway", this is what the BNP and UKIP are hoping for; that enough people think like this and in combination with the lies that they have been peddling to people who are sick of what has been going on and yes, gullible. I wasn't going to say that but to vote for these parties you really have to have either fascistic tendencies or be very stupid to believe the hatred that they spout.

So please use your vote, no matter who you vote for. Apart from either of the jokes mentioned above, if you intend to vote for them fuck off, you're not wanted here.

I know the system isn't ideal but it's what we've got. To quote a famous Tory (I never thought that I would ever be doing that)- Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time

Billy Bragg - An Accident Waiting To Happen

The Men They Couldn't Hang - The Ghosts of Cable Street


Artog said...

I think this is actually a good time for politics. The expenses thing has obviously been going on for years and now it's been exposed. Politicians are resigning rather than just trying to brazen it out. There's talk of some pretty serious constitutional/governmental reform. Probably it'll come to nothing, maybe not. The Tories will probably get in at the next election but that's democracy for you. No real good will ever come from the Tories because they're fundamentally callous but Labour seem so afraid of the press they might as well not be in power. The see saw between Labour and Tories is frustrating and if they ever got the opportunity to form a government it's the Liberals who seem most likely to bring in a lot of the reforms that I'd personally like to see, but people don't take them seriously. Maybe after Labour's implosion and the inevitable fuck up the Tories will make with Cameron at the helm they'll get their chance.

Nolan Micron said...

A Labour voter all my life, I voted Green in the Euros and Lib Dem in the Locals. I honestly believe both of these options are now much more left leaning than "New" Labour.