Right now, the counts for the 2023 Local Elections are still underway within some of the Councils that opted against counting votes overnight.
I, like many who have an interest in politics, would have previously sat up most of the night, watching the results. Yet the truth of the matter is that there is very little point in doing so these days, because either an exit poll at the end of the day of a General Election, or perhaps the first hour of results coming in during the Local Election counts, will very quickly point to the next stage of the mess that we are all in.
If politics in the UK wasn’t as broken and self-serving as it now is, it wouldn’t even be worth doing that, because there would be no clear indication of what might lie ahead, until all of the results are actually in.
That we have learned to accept and believe it to be normal that we are subject to a three-way political monopoly where the only change will be the position of the blue, yellow and red deckchairs on the deck of this particular Titanic is a major travesty in itself.
However, none of us – including the ‘outsider’ parties and upcoming political groups or movements, see, understand or accept that it the UK Political System is a closed shop.
By simply waiting for elections to come around and then joining the queue – under the assumption that different messages are all that it will take to create a meaningful power shift – and therefore be the key – countless ‘new’ parties have joined a growing graveyard of those who found themselves momentarily in the public spotlight as they walked up to the door, but then found themselves asking the question ‘why don’t people get it’, as the door is slammed in their face and their arse hits the floor.
Familiarity breeds contempt. But it also fools the unknowing into believing that the untrustworthy are people who we can trust.
Put it like this, if you were to ask anyone in the street to choose between a well-known car brand and one that they’ve never heard of before, which one do you think they will point at and like?
It’s the same basic equation for people who still believe that they can trust our politicians and the Establishment they represent – only with a choice of three well known brand names that hide very old models involved.
Whilst I’ve just offered an explanation of the mechanics of why people a) vote the way they do and b) why some of them chop and change their minds in the same way as they would out car shopping, the real elephant in the room with all of this is that anyone who has real reason to ask WHY this is continuing to happen isn’t doing so – whether they are the voters themselves OR the would-be politicians and activists who are lining up in the belief that the next election will be THEIR day.
It is not only frustrating, but also frightening that normal people and all those who want to get themselves or an organisation they represent into power don’t already and actively refuse to see that there is not only a different way to play the Establishment at its own game. It will not even need a key, because if done right, it will simply remove all the walls.
- STOP TELLING PEOPLE WHAT THEY SHOULD THINK.
- STOP RELYING ON POLLSTERS, LIKES, FOLLOWS AND THE SWEET WORDS OF THOSE IN YOUR ECHO CHAMBERS TO HAVE ALL YOUR BIASES CONFIRMED.
- STOP LOOKING UP AND THINKING YOU CAN BETTER THE IDIOCY OF THE IDIOTS IN POWER.
- LOOK DOWN, LOOK ACROSS, LOOK TO THE PEOPLE IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS ALL THOSE YOU KNOW AND LOVE. ASK THEM TO GIVE YOU THE ANSWERS TO HOW OUR WORLD SHOULD WORK AND WHAT A GOOD LIFE WOULD LOOK LIKE.
- THEN AND ONLY THEN, TAKE ALL THAT YOU HAVE LEARNED, KEEP COMMUNICATING AND GET TO WORK.
No change to the electoral system, no voter ID measure, no focus on words that show just how our of touch the mainstream political parties really are is going to have the impact on voters that treating us all like adults and giving everyone the genuine opportunity to be involved and to have our opinion valued, will.