OH NOES, it’s yet another political broadcast from the WMCFHRMC - Wurzeltod Movement for Change (and Free Hip Replacements Made of Chocolate)
But it’s important and times are desperate. And don’t give me this “uh.. but ANY political system is corrupt per definitionem and UK elections are just a massive governmental conspiracy” bullshit to cover up your laziness/cluelessness as avant-garde nihilism.
Fact of the matter is that you have the - globally speaking rare - privilege to live in a more or less democratic (albeit 3rd most CCTVified) country where you have the RIGHT to vote and in my eyes, you therefore simply don’t have the hedonistic luxury to consider yourself “apolitical” because everything that matters in your existence has in one way or another to do with politics.
Political apathy is one of the worst kinds of stoicism as it makes you more susceptible to populism, demagoguery and infiltration.
So if you value your human rights and your (relative) freedom, take a stand, make up your own mind and support whoever you think deserves YOUR vote. The Spastic Monkey Party, the Royal Mecha-Amputees, the Trotskyist Troubadours, WHATEVER, but bear in mind that change takes time.
The English political system mainly consists of monolithic blocks and only marginal non-confirmist parties, but take a look at the continent for instance and how tiny lots of local green or youth socialist movements were 30 years ago and how much their influence has grown over the past decades. We’re still not there, obviously, and probably according to basic logic never will, but hell, things surely are better than back in the 80s.
Oh, and on a totally capitalistic note: Dave the Chimp's Use Your Vote screen print can be bought at good olde Nelly Duff. We’ve actually put it in the window cause we’re “patronising” like that. :)
4 years ago