Well, it's polling day. In 2010, 65% of us voted (way less than the 84% in 1950). Disillusioned? Apathetic? Indifferent?
It does not surprise me that in the last General Election less than half of 18 to 24 year olds voted. What is there is our current political system to inspire them? They are looking for truth, honesty, clarity, fairness - and good management of the country. The definition of democracy is "government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents".
Fact: not one party has stood by and honoured its pre-election pledges post election.
Fact: it's becoming a running joke that not one politician answers straight question with a straight answer.
Russell Brand so eloquently explained why he doesn't vote "because of absolute indifference from exhaustion and the lies and treachery and deceit of the political class".
What are we teaching our children? That it is ok to lie and cheat? That we are powerless to make a difference?
The fact is we do not have a democracy. And what we have does not work. Whether you are political or not, the impact of our system impacts on us in subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways.
Knowing your boundaries, what is acceptable to you and what is not, are fundamental aspects of life. Your life and your children's lives. Make your voice heard and your opinion count. Find your edge.
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