I was going to write about the Leaders Debate, but it would bore everyone, most of all myself.
For those of you in foreign climes, we have a General Election next week and last night there was a seven way debate on television.
The only thing of interest in the whole programme was Claire Byrne who can come and talk politics with me anytime.
I suppose I should in theory be interested in the election but to be honest, I don't give a flying fuck. Nothing is going to change. They don't give a shit about me, so why on earth should I give a shit about them?
The only line in the whole debate that struck a chord was Gerry Adams stating that the Irish should be citizens, not subjects. While I don't hold any regard for him and his party, he was spot on with that line. Whoever gets into power is going to treat me like an idiot, tax me to the hilt and will just kiss arse in Brussels, because they are when all is said and done they are the ones who are ruling this country.
The problem is that we aren't citizens any more. In theory we elect politicians to do a job for us, and as such they are our employees and subject to us. It has never been thus. We elect them and we then become their subjects to bow and scrape and tug the forelock and pay them massive salaries and pensions. In latter years it has gone to hell altogether as now all we elect are ambassadors to the Court of Brussels.
I have gone beyond disillusionment into total and complete disinterest. People say I have a duty to vote. They even say that people have died to give me the vote and I am morally obliged to do so.
Indeed, I do have the right to vote and I shall exercise my democratic right and not do so. Why should I? Even in the incredibly unlikely even that my one vote would make a difference, it would just be between one set of arseholes and another. And even then it wouldn't affect my ultimate rulers in the EU so it makes no difference whatsoever. In fact by voting, I am playing into their illusion that I have a choice.
So I am casting my vote for Claire Byrne.
I have just sent her a photograph of my manifesto.