It’s looking like there may be an election here in the not too distant future.
I won’t be voting.
I haven’t really been following the story, but I gather it goes something like this –
A whistle-blower in the police notified someone in authority that corruption was rife in his area, with the “favoured few” having points removed from their driving licences and generally being allowed to act above the law.
Naturally the Boys on Top didn’t like this exposé so our whistle-blower comes in for some nasty treatment, up to and including an accusation of child abuse which “accidentally” fell into his file.
This treatment was made public and they started a tribunal [nothing extraordinary about this as they hold a tribunal here if anyone so much as farts].
In the meantime there are all sorts of weird goings on in the police, with questions being asked about fraud in their training college and a mysterious half a million breathalyser tests being reported that didn’t happen.
The police commissioner comes under intense pressure and “decides to resign”.
Now our Deputy Leader happens to be Minister for Justice and the police fall within her remit. She is asked about how much she knew about the whole affair and the latest fun begins. Minister suddenly develops a severe dose of amnesia and also an inability to understand the concept of time. Evidence appears that Minister and the rest of the Gubmint are lying through their teeth, contradicting themselves at every turn and eventually they resort to ripping each other’s throats out.
So that’s why I don’t vote.
They are all liars who are in power for one reason and one reason only – to feather their own nests. The longer they stay in power the more pension they get. Electoral promises aren’t worth the paper they’re not written on. They will promise anything and renegue on all those promises once they get elected.
And apart from being liars to the core, there is fuck all difference between their manifestos anyway. It is a waste of time voting for any of them as no matter what the outcome is, there will be no changes.
There are those who will say that it’s my duty to vote and that men died in the fight for freedom to do so. Bollox. I have the freedom to vote all right but that includes the right to abstain.
So if there is an election they can count me out.
Why should I bother my arse when I am going to completely ignore them anyway, as usual?