More Politics - More Disappointment

Date published: Friday 6th of May 2016

Yesterday, here in the UK, we had a whole series of regional elections going on. Up in Scotland this is quite a big deal as it determines who is going to serve in the Scottish Parliament.

Well, the results as in and the winner is... nobody.

Yip. We ALL lost.

If you went and checked out the UK news (I don't recommend it), you'll see that:


  • the SNP lost their majority in Scotland.

  • Labour got hammered pretty much everywhere.

  • UKIP, The Greens and other smaller groups still aren't popular enough to make a dent.

  • There is no credible socialist movement in the UK

  • All of the results from England aren't in yet but I think it's safe to say that the Tories will put in a lacklustre performance.

  • ...and generally speaking, nobody had a particularly good night.



Sure enough, all of the politicians are already putting their spin on everything - all saying how it was a glorious night for their party.

Now, personally speaking, I don't really care who you vote for. I'm sure your intentions are good and you can vote for whomever you like. However, once thing that I would highly recommend is to NOT become in any way emotionally attached to the world of politics. When you do that, you're putting your faith in a large mass of peasants who have been tricked into believing that they're middle class. The reason why most people in the UK (and I'm sure, elsewhere) think they're middle class is because they have large flat screen TVs, nice cars, two holidays a year, the latest iPhone and a variety of other stuff. Of course, most of that "stuff" is getting paid up (i.e., not purchased outright) and any idea that "we're all middle class now" does not stand up to any meaningful, logical scrutiny.

In any event, because of the power of the media, because of this fake belief (we're all doing alright) and because of fear you're never going to get any real change from mainstream politics, or maybe even from any politics.

So, I say - let's not worry too much about politics and instead let's put our faith, our emotions, our energy and our valiant efforts into something that we CAN positively control and affect. Ourselves.

Peace, love and vegetables,

DC

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