Wednesday, 7 April 2010
This Is Not Democracy, It Is Smoke And Mirrors For The Corrupt State
....governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whatever form of government becomes destructive of these ends; it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.
I was flying back to the UK yesterday so I caught the beginning of the Parliamentary Gurning competition on the Sky News Channels in various airport lounges.
What is apparent is that the political classes still not ‘get it’, they are still playing the same old baby kissing routine that they think passes for democracy, so that they can get their feet firmly jammed under the table and carry on with the same elective dictatorship for another five years. For them the Expenses scandal never happened for them, the Rotten Parliament never happened for them, the vast influx of immigration never happened for them, the Surveillance State never happened for them, and foreign wars of aggression and invasion voted for by Parliament never happened for them.
Let us be clear what we do not want is more of the same, in 1997 the country largely drew a collective breath of Thank God, as the Tories were thrown out. The vote then as I fear now will be a vote to get this crowd out. To what end? It is just a treadmill of buggins turn.
Unless there is real constitutional change, not the flim flam of Cameron’s talk of change, we are in for a very bad time. Power must be taken back from Whitehall to the people of the country that means having the courage to cause a Constitutional crisis not seen since the 1830’s.
The Labour Party does not deserve anybodies vote after their ruinous thirteen years, however they have gerrymandered the vote by creating one million public sector jobs, and turkeys do not vote for Christmas, each one of us will be forced to pay £300 per annum to bail out the public sector pensions deficit. We will be asked to do this without complaint or riot.
Mandelson who for me signifies everything that is corrupt and putrid about the British State, knows that Brown is a vote loser that is why we had the ‘team’ photo on the steps of Downing Street, instead of Brown the Leader as a vote winning asset. For me this is the ultimate defensiveness and is a clear indicator that Brown is going to lose this election, only being supported by his client state so assiduously built up over thirteen years.
The Tories do not want ‘change’ they want power, it is as crude and as simple as that. I have not seen any undertaking of rolling back the security state, but I have heard promises of ‘in your face policing’, I have not heard undertakings of constitutional reform. No, they are promising you the same old authoritarian State. The Tories voted for War, The Tories promised to match pound for pound spending by Labour before the crash. They will say and do anything for political power using the same old corrupt ‘Parliamentary Democracy’. Vote for them if you will to ‘get the others out’ but that is what happened in 1997 and look at what happened.
The Social Democrats (forget the word Liberal, they are not) will jump into bed with Labour rather than the Tories to prop up a discredited regime. They change their mind at the drop of a hat and have no philosophy being the mongrel result of the mating of two disparate parties. Their record in local Government should not be allowed to be replicated at national level.
As a Historian I know how much blood has been shed to obtain the vote, therefore to not vote is almost a sacrilege. This election threatens to have one of the lowest turnouts in one hundred years, through ignorance, apathy and the general feeling that voting only returns the government. Largely the apathy is caused by the ‘safe seat’ syndrome. If the North wants to have a knee jerk socialist state, they can have one in the North by creating a Swiss style Canton that raises its own funds and redistributes amongst their own. Do not ask the other cantons to subsidise their Soviet. I can guarantee that within a year the true cost will cause internal emigration.
The two choices are not to Vote, therefore depriving ‘the government’ of legitimacy. Any Government that gets less than 50% of the popular vote is not a legitimate government and can be opposed at every level. The other is to vote for minor parties or independents, which is the only way we can end the prospect of another Rotten Parliament, and another minority government in terms of the vote inflicting their extremist views on individuals.