To my fellow armchair warriors, angry and frustrated from the safety and comfort of our lounges and living rooms. I have a message to you all. A message that I myself have wrestled with for too long…
What are we doing?…
Ooh, child abuse.
Ooh, (insert whatever today’s Rothpol’s angry post is here.)
We are all apparently VERY angry about ‘stuff’.
But we’re not. Not really. We hide behind the safety and anonymity of the interweb, and particularly this blog. We vent. We curse. We swear that if we had a chance, we’d show them… we’d make a difference… If it was down to us….
Then we give our solution – vote differently. Apparently, that’s the answer. Because as we all know, the tories are better than labour, or lib dems are better than ukip, or… you get the idea. They all piss in the same pot and we know that. (At least those of us without an ingrained political ideology know that.)
You are all right to be angry. The system hates you. It doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care about your children or their education or their future. It cares about it’s own self-fulfillment. And anyone that comes on this site and claims that voting for a different party will change the system is your enemy. That’s right, your enemy.
Because you know that Labour won’t change things. You know that the Tories won’t change things. You know that UKIP won’t change things. You know that the Lib Dems won’t change things or Respect won’t change things….etc. (No more parties but I include them all.)
One thing, and one thing only WILL change things…. YOU.
How does that work Warren? Easy. You make them KNOW that you’ve had enough. They answer to you. You’re the boss of them. You get angry in a way that they understand. You stop the corruption. It’s not that hard. We all know that the current leadership of the SYP is bought and paid for (if it’s not, why no arrests on CSE at the town hall?) So ignore the SYP! If they are paid to protect the ‘powerful’, show them in your numbers where the real power lies! Most coppers are just like you and me, it’s their bosses that are corrupt. Sooner or later, the rank and file will get the picture – hopefully before it’s too late and they’re too militarised… And without action now, it will be too late. Rik won’t last forever. Sites like this won’t last forever, so the time is now, not tomorrow.
How many times do you have to be told that certain councillors are corrupt to the core? One more time? Two more times? Infinity more times? What is wrong with us? Seriously, what is wrong with us? Let’s take Barry Dodson as an example. I choose him so a) I can’t be accused of racism (yes, it’s a concern thanks to political correctness), and b) he’s not my councillor. If half of what is said on here is true, how the heck is he still in office? What is so mental about the electorate that we allow it? If Barry knew that he’d be dragged kicking and screaming from office because of his shennanigans, maybe, just maybe there wouldn’t be so much of the shennanigans.
The point is this. We hold the power. It’s not so much that we’ve forgotten it, it’s that we’ve been brainwashed, or ‘nudged,’ into thinking that we never had it. Well, we did. It was called pitchforks and torches in ye olde days and it’s about time that we remembered.
Feel free to comment if you want to organise that march on the town hall. I don’t care if you’re left, right, centre, green, purple, christian, muslim, jewish, buddhist, atheist, gay, straight, lesbian, transgendered… whatever. And apologies if anyone feels victimised beacause they’re not on that list…
Do you know what I care about?
I want something simple.
A human being.
A person with a sense of common decency to represent ME in the town hall. That’s all. A decent human being. But most of all, I want someone who understands that if they abuse that position of trust that I give them… they’re in deep, deep trouble. The opposite of what we have now.