So, how will YOU be using YOUR vote next time around?
Before I get started with this one, please permit me to say this is a rather long question.
Please be patient, or just ignore…
Just like the Soviet Union before it, the European Union is now sinking under the weight of it’s own illegitimacy.
And so the only question is, will it end peacefully or will it end with violence, tears and blood?
You don’t really need to be a student of History or of Human Nature to see something very ugly coming down the road in Europe if things go on as they are.
There has already been social unrest in Greece and there will be social unrest in other European Countries as more and more People wake up to realize what is being done to them, and what’s being stolen, from them.
When you deny People a voice, and disconnect them from the Governing process, you close a ‘safety valve’, and unless it is opened again, you guarantee there will be an explosion.
Now, for all its faults, I am a person who actually does believe in Democracy. I also happen to live in a Country within the European Union albeit without the currency, so my belief in Democracy is very much similar to the beliefs a devote religious Person may have in God. I live in hope, but have faith.
I don’t regard Democracy as an end in it’s self however because I realize that Democracy is far from perfect. But from what I’ve seen, it’s the only form of Government that can be trusted with our freedom, and I do regard that as an end in itself.
The absence of Democracy is the reason everything has gone pear shaped her in Europe. Time after time, the People have made it clear they wanted to go one way, and their self appointed unelected Masters have pushed them in the opposite direction with a fanatical zeal that can only be described as Religious.
Impervious to reason or to evidence, they have insisted on pushing blindly ahead, no matter what!
And as a consequence, what we have in Europe is the worst of all possible Worlds; a kind of Mutant Statist Corporate Socialism, imposed from above by an unaccountable dogma obsessed Political Priesthood.
So far we haven two democratically elected officials removed from office for not doing what they were told.
The Greek Prime Minister committed the ultimate sin of threatening to consult the People in a referendum, and he was removed so quick you can still see the dust settling in the wake of his removal!
The Italian Prime Minister, a man with a Barnacle like ability to cling on to office no matter what was brushed aside like a piece of straw, and now Italy and Greece are run by puppet Governments imposed by a foreign power and can now no longer be described as Sovereign Nations by any measure of that term.
The Italians were even told not to hold elections in the New Year by an unelected bureaucrat from Brussels who calls himself the “President of the European Council”.
You see these People are very fond of giving themselves Grand Titles and salaries to match. I’m surprised they haven’t yet awarded themselves a chest full of medals, just like the Soviet Commissars they really are.
Predictably, they are using the crisis, the crisis that THEY created, as an excuse to grab even more power for themselves. They have now demanded total control over every Nation’s National budget. It seems the soft totalitarianism we had almost grown used to in Europe is now openly hardening into the more familiar Soviet style dictatorship, which People are now belatedly realizing was the goal all along.
Fortunately there is still something we can do about all this, at least on a National Level, democratically.
And that is why there has been such a surge of support across Europe for Freedom and Independence Parties, who have come literally from no-where in just a few short Years, not least here in Great Britain. Where the People have made it clear they demand a Referendum on our continued membership of this outrageous political swindle, this Federal Dictatorship in the making.
And despite the fact that all three of the main British Parties have promised such a referendum, recently in Parliament they killed a debate on the subject, when hundreds of MP’s from all sides simply rolled over and voted the way they were told to, because their poxy little careers are more important to them than the wishes of the People who put them there, and what’s more…they EXPECT, they FULLY EXPECT to get away with it.
And another thing, they FULLY EXPECT the voting public to vote “as usual” at the next election, and vote them straight back into office!
But I say to you, if these People can’t be trusted with the fundamentals, what can they be trusted with?
It doesn’t get any more fundamental that the Right to decide how, and by whom, we are Governed.
Without that right we might as well have no rights at all.
So wherever you stand in the Political spectrum, left or right, Red or Blue, yellow or green or somewhere in between…this is something that should be uniting all of us.
Because it directly and profoundly affects all of us and our Children in the most fundamental way.
If the fundamentals of a thing are wrong, it is likely that everything about it will be wrong, and will stay wrong.
This is why we have to fix the fundamentals first, and restore Democracy before we engage in tribal Politics, because without the right of self-determination none of our Politics will really matter anyway.
Nobody’s Political views are worth a damn, without the means to have them implemented.
The very People to whom they were entrusted for safekeeping have stolen those means from us.
Not just here in Great Britain, but in every European Union Country where the Political class has closed ranks against the People they purport to represent.
So…what are YOU going to do about this?
How will YOU be voting next ti
How will YOU be voting next time around?
All thoughts welcome.
- AtheistLv 58 years agoBest answer
I will vote UKIP because I want the UK out of the EU so we can save £50m a day and regain control of our own country. People will say that the UKIP have never been in power, I would say they can't be any worse than the so called three major parties so deserve a chance. They can always be voted out again.
- GungyLv 68 years ago
Amazing in the world of politics the formula is simple. Most politicians target voters who rely on what they say and ignores what they've done. To sit back and cast your vote based on speeches and TV interviews defines an idiot. Regardless of party, politicians do nothing but spin and that spin to a voter that relies on words. The voter that actually sits back and realizes that a politician's action often conflict with their words, is the voter that realizes how important and powerful the "vote" is. As the politician sits back and tells you that they'll make it better ( city, county, state or federal ) and they actually make it worse, at least have the back bone to admit you voted for the wrong person. If not, then don't blame the politician. Blame the voter.
- sherlockLv 68 years ago
Your hypothesis has merit, but sadly the British electorate will not get past the first line.
Mien Kampf gives Hitlers formula for retaining power through fear, the threat of attack, rumour mongering the bogey man, imminent pestilence, big brother and your neighbours are watching you, ready to grass you up to the authorities. The formula may not be entirely unfamiliar!
Years of "Dumbing down" by the education system have removed any intellectual stimulus and replaced it with an urge to attain happiness through consumer goods, to stagnate in front of the TV and look upon the papers as scriptures. Reversing this conditioning is the key to reversing the corruption you describe, but how? From a purely academic point of view perhaps a war would stimulate more Realistic values.
- BernadetteLv 44 years ago
People are claiming that he cannot push keys, but can push buttons on a telephone. Granted, McCain might have pain and cannot type in long duration, which is a perfectly reasonable assumption, but something is not adding up.
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- suthrnlyts™Lv 78 years ago
Here in our country, we are at the mercy of a two-party, very corrupt system.
The only candidate who hasn't wavered in his beliefs would be Ron Paul, but unfortunately, I don't see him winning, for the following reasons:
1. He believes in smaller government and not nanny-statism
2. He can't be bought and paid for by pandering to specific groups
3. His foreign policy beliefs, will keep many Conservatives at bay
Yes, he'll get some of the younger voters and those are always the wackos who believe that he'll wave a magic wand and get dope legalized overnight. HA!
So there you have it. We are stuck with two evils and that ain't gonna go away anytime soon.
Even the OWS group, many of them here in Y!A will tell you upfront, that they'll vote again for Obama, one of the biggest Wall Street scumbags in existence today.
- Time For HeroesLv 58 years ago
Why the **** do people comment on questions without actually reading them? What the **** has this question got to do with Obama?
Anyway, I agree with most of what you say, apart from the assertion that the EU is socialist because that is a nonsense.
Problem is that our FPTP system in the UK forces/blackmails us to vote for the big three parties, to vote for someone else is to have your vote count for nothing but a protest. And since the big 3 have conspired to deny us a say on the EU then sadly we'll be stuck with it unless we become so disillusioned with the big three we start electing minority parties, like UKIP or Greens.
Like I've said before I disagree entirely with everything UKIP stands for, apart from their stance on the EU, that being said I'm very close to voting for them to put pressure on the big 3. The Greens are quite Eurosceptic and have promised a referendum in their manifesto, so they get my vote next time round.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Nobody wants to read all of that because if they do, by the time they make an appropriate response, their response is pushed so low by one liners and insults that nobody cares about it. Then they spent all that time for nothing.
- Ms. BeahavenLv 78 years ago
I will vote against the foreign born Marxist, whatever his real name is.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Obama or may be...
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- CharlesLv 68 years ago
your pretext is flawed. with faith in democracy, you intrust mobs with decisions. having a spokesperson with integrity keeps the brawls down. using a vote responsibly would incur choosing this person.think winston churchill.