Why did we bother voting?
Written by Andrew Pitt
Way back when I was a little, little boy I asked my grandfather, why do we vote?
He replied, we vote so we can elect people who represent our views and can convey them to the country, change laws and make decisions that will benefit us all as a whole.
Needless to say at the tender age of 7 I believed all this and further more had the utmost faith that these superior beings in parliament knew exactly what they were doing. How wrong was I…!
By the time I became old enough to vote I had already witnessed privatisation of the railways, collapse of more manufacturing and production companies than I can count and a public health service so short of cash that the wards themselves were health hazards.
But my generation took up the call and reversed the conservative majority with our vote; we answered the rally cry of change, the promise of a bright new dawn, a “Booming Briton”.
Well what can I say we brought into the media hype? A media controlled or coerced by the political spin doctors. Or was it the other way down?
This same media that delivered the New Labour is the same one that struck the nail in the coffin. And wasn’t that the same as it was for the Conservatives and Dame Margret Thatcher.
The point I am trying to make is our elected government own and controls NOTHING.
The rail network. Semi/Privatised.
The health service. Semi/Privatised.
Public housing. Semi/Privatised.
.Prisons/Justice system Semi/Privatised
Road network. Semi/Privatised.
So there for shouldn’t we be voting for the corporations to rule, as there the only ones who can make a change to the society we live in.
Last thought; When all of these services were privatised, surly the money from there sale should have gone back to the public, after all they were owned by us, the people. I didn’t get my check through the post…did you?