I’ve just been reminded that the next general election is exactly one year away today. Normally I’d be like ‘yay… whatever :-/’ about the sham of ‘representative democracy’ in the UK – whoever you vote for the millionaires win!..
But next year I’m going to get into the swing(-o-meter) of things and take a dive into the murky world of British politricks… next year I’m going to stand for the Class War Party!
Partly because I completely agree with Ian‘s sentiment…
As Madam Miaow says:
“Looking forward to seeing Class War liven up the general election. “Because all the other candidates are SCUM!” With very few exceptions, I’d say they were cutting with the overall mood.”
And also because I’m sick of all this shit I keep hearing about ‘apathy’, it’s utter BBC bollocks and everybody knows it. It’s the politicians who are aPATHETIC; courting the attentions of an ever dwindling pool of venom and self-interest while the rest of us (the majority of us!) disengage from a political system which is as decaying and corrupt as the economic system it serves.
The reality is that we should be heartened by the fact that it was only a minority of a minority who voted the Tories into power… it means we’re not a nation of twats. The sad fact is that the British elite are winning the class war and this has left the vast majority of British people nowhere to turn politically. What choice is there really?
The only difference between Labour and Tory is that one smiles while their screwing you.
Change is coming though. Slowly and surely something new is forming from the fluid and intelligent actions of an emerging precariat class. I have more faith in people than I do in politicians, but in the meantime we have a very real obligation take a stand against the cruelty and violence being inflicted upon the most vulnerable people in our society.
A vote for Class War – like any other vote in this sham democracy – will change nothing. The difference is that Class War are not promising that it will. Croydon South Class War candidate, Jon Bigger, puts it perfectly when he says:
I’m not expecting a massive vote for Class War candidates but this gives us a chance to talk about freedom and equality … At the next election we can occupy the ballot box and set the agenda.
All the main parties will claim to represent everyone while really representing the vested interests of their backers. The super-rich rule our politics, but we can change that. We can actually do what democracy was invented for and get into our public spaces to act politically.
Whenever a politician visits our towns we can mobilise and call them to account. When they knock on our doors, we should challenge them. Who funds them? What makes them think they can possibly represent us?
No empty promises, just a raging voice against the bastards who get ever richer from the misery which they cause. And if this isn’t enough to convince you to stand under the banner of Class War they have some pretty good policies too…
50% mansion tax – abolish the monarchy – abolish all public schools – double dole – double pension – double benefits
…to name just a few 😉
Keep abreast of the news at www.classwarparty.org.uk
If you are interested in becoming a candidate then follow this link 🙂