Tuesday, 19 October 2010


"I came into politics to bring about: a better deal for children/women/minorities/world peace/small furry animals" etc. How often we hear such from our cipher rosette-stands. Never: "I came into politics with a sense of inadequacy that I hoped a position of power (if I ignored the rosette-vote) might help."

But what do the police say? "I have the right to remain silent" perhaps?
Do we know what motivates individual police? If we investigated - would we have a police-force left? Social workers? Military? Doctors? Nurses? 'Care workers'? ALL who directly impact on other humans, and their lives, from a position of power/influence?

So much of life we do not let into full consciousness. Those of us who have been put through the mangle of one of the 'controlling' institutions above (or in combination) have some idea of the unsuitability of many individual practitioners, and the distressing (minimum) consequences. (The voice of the falsely imprisoned, is another not heard.)

We have the tools, but we dare not finish the job. Only when politicians lose sleep over such issues might a change come. But, for that, we need a new breed of politician.

Friday, 15 October 2010


At General Election we are, ostensibly, able to act to achieve three things. 1) To install a local MP. 2) To vote out a local MP. 3) To vote in the party of choice.

In reality, voters only choose between ROSETTES (i.e. parties) and only in the most extreme circumstances does the 'rosette stand' candidate, make any difference to the voting numbers. Only in marginal seats, are MPs likely to be unseated, and then almost always in terms of the rosette carried. Anyone voting for a PARTY, will get whatever MP carries that rosette, even if parachuted in from several counties distant - a true rosette stand. I would not call this REPRESENTATIVE democracy.

Yet those who seek to become MPs, seem unfazed by the disgraceful picture above. They 'sign up' to a party, carry the rosette, and if successful act, for all the world, as if they are PERSONALLY chosen. What kind of mentality accepts power on those terms, and self-aggrandizes under that ethos? There are 640 of them in Westminster, and I strongly suspect there is a 1:1 link with the foregoing analysis, and a Britain that has fouled its nest, in so many ways, we are all 'in it together' - neck deep.

That the indigene is now second or third class, and that services are staffed by Manglish speakers, and that our borders are open to any number more immigrants, is surely a direct consequence of a Parliament composed of inept party ciphers?