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Electioneering

[Also posted to my Twilight Universe blog...]
Tony BlairIt's an election year in the UK, oh what fun.

Firstly let me say one thing: if you don't vote, I don't care what your opinion on politics is. You have no right to express an opinion on something that you voluntarily opted out of. If you don't vote then you can shut up for the next government term, or until you decide to participate in the running of the country again.

That said, May 5th is the date of the General Election, tomorrow, and frankly if they had missed the opertunity of having it 5/5/5 I would have been very disapointed. However I am still not thrilled. This means I have had around four weeks of concentrated political drivel being blasted at me wih all the finesse of a drunk builder with a sledgehammer.

Great.

Thankfully its only been fractionally over four weeks of this crap, and I'm sure many Americans out there know exactly what I'm talking about. I was sick of the coverage of their election and I wasn't even living there! This election has broken down to people saying that they will teach Tony Blair a lesson, though when questioned on what it tends to be vague (or just plain wrong) mumblings about Iraq, and if that is their entire reason for voting (or worse, not) then I wish I could stab them in the eye with a rusty spork. It's as bad as the "Anyone But Bush" campaign in the states.

Do you want the current leader out? Then mobilise and get people to support someone else, or you! Get someone better. Make a goddamn stand and don't just say anyone else. Choose you apathetic #$*%!

People died to have the right vote, don't throw it away by being lazy.

Comments

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aprilia27
4th May, 2005 22:27 (UTC)
Very well said! : )
darkcryst
5th May, 2005 17:53 (UTC)
Thank you :)

Politics is one of those topics that people talk a lot about without doing much.. it annoys me ;)
rethought
4th May, 2005 23:42 (UTC)
if you don't vote, I don't care what your opinion on politics is

Perhaps now you can see why I wasn't interested in, nor considered very well advised, all the UK noise about the US election.
darkcryst
5th May, 2005 07:29 (UTC)
Well I see what you mean, but I didn't mean "vote in this country" I meant vote as in "taking part in the democratic process."

I don't mind if people who don't live here have an opinion about it, as long as they do something about it in their own country. The noise over the US election was fair enough -- because the current US administration had affected lots of countries with its foriegn policies. However the ABB type noise was dumb, but I didn't hear too much of that from over here.
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mrs_silmarwen
5th May, 2005 09:34 (UTC)
*nods*
darkcryst
5th May, 2005 17:51 (UTC)
Thanks.

Here's hoping we get a good turnout. The weathers good enough...
razorboi
8th May, 2005 22:41 (UTC)
Firstly let me say one thing: if you don't vote, I don't care what your opinion on politics is. You have no right to express an opinion on something that you voluntarily opted out of. If you don't vote then you can shut up for the next government term, or until you decide to participate in the running of the country again.

LOL
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