Seriously, why not just vote with your heart?

14 Feb

You should vote. Millions of people on the planet don’t enjoy the rights you have. Many are prepared to spill their blood for the chance of self-determination. You should definitely vote.

But who should you vote for?

You’re probably thinking that they’re all a shower, and why should you vote for any of them. I’m inclined to agree which is why I’m saying just vote with your heart. Take a single-issue – be it climate change, taxes, copyright reform or whatever – and vote for the party that best represents your views.

It’s not a wasted vote. That’s what the big parties want you to believe. If enough people vote for fringe parties, others will follow. At this rate, we’ll be stuck with Labour, Conservatives and the Lib Dems forever – locked into a future of mediocre politics, led by the likes of David Cameron: a man whose soul is barely deep enough to sustain a single goldfish.

So why not frivolously blow your vote? What, really, would be the difference between any of the three major parties? Cameron is as slippery as a sack of eels, Gordon Brown is so desperate he’d probably show you his cock if you promised to vote for him, and Nick Clegg is simply beyond pointless.

When Labour supporters attack Cameron for being lightweight, it works because they’re right. And when Tories call Brown an incompetent clown, they have a point too.

There are, believe it or not, a lot of good constituency parliamentarians. If you have a good MP, vote for him or her. If you just like your MP, why not send them some electoral love? It really will not make much difference. A bunch of arse will run the country regardless.

So if you care passionately about the environment, don’t compromise, vote Green. If like me it’s the surveillance state and corporate influence on politics that animates you, vote for the Pirate Party. If you’re concerned about protecting your welfare, or your MP is Tom Watson, vote Labour.

Just whatever you do, vote with your heart. This country is cursed with second-rate politics, so it really doesn’t matter.

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6 Responses to “Seriously, why not just vote with your heart?”

  1. elvie@hotmail.com February 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Quite simply, spot on. I couldn’t agree more.

  2. elvie@hotmail.com February 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Quite simply, spot on. I couldn’t agree more.

  3. nourishingobscuity@gmail.com February 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    That’s what we’re trying to get people to do – vote by their heart and conscience.

  4. nourishingobscuity@gmail.com February 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    That’s what we’re trying to get people to do – vote by their heart and conscience.

  5. aaronsheath@gmail.com February 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Thank you Elvie. 🙂

  6. aaronsheath@gmail.com February 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Thank you Elvie. 🙂

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