The 2015 UK elections have opened my eyes immensely. They've opened my eyes to the absolute undemocratic system we have, where 63% of voters voted against the Tories. If you include those who abstained, it's more like 75%. If that's democratic I'll publicly eat my hat!
They've opened my eyes to the absolute ruthlessness of the Murdoch-controlled Tory party. In 2010, they used the Liberal Democrats to help prop them up into power. In 2015, they reveled in the party's self-destruction and mercilessly devoured their seats from them.
They purposely, with the help of Murdoch's Sun newspaper, condemned SNP south of the border, whilst simultaneously triumphing them in Scotland, knowing they would destroy the Scottish Labour Party and, therefore, Labour's chances of victory.
They used their 90% controlled mainstream media to perpetuate the myth of their economic competence over that of Labour and, of course, to structure the nature of the debate within predetermined parameters. They encouraged the rise of UKIP, which at the time was perplexing, as the party consisted mainly of ex-Tory members. But now we know that UKIP siphoned votes from Labour more so than the Tories. They are cold, calculating and ruthless and we all underestimated them.
"It is not power that corrupts but fear. The fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it." - Aung San Suu Kyi.
It is actually the Conservative voters I feel for the most, because it is them that have bought so whole-heartedly into their political lie. It is them that believe the "long-term economic plan" is working, when there are numerous reports to the contrary. But when it comes to contradictions in the party's claims, the list is fairly exhaustive. For example, the UK is now the most unequal country in Northern Europe and the NHS is being systematically dissected and sold off to private firms.
I hate to be blunt, but let's be honest with ourselves now. We are now run by a government that have in their ranks liars and criminals. I'm not saying the other parties are not tainted either, but the Tories are surely the sickest of them all. A reported 60,000 deaths attributed to DWP sanctions and the despicable cover-up of the Westminster paedophile ring are particularly heinous crimes. Not to mention the ferocious attack on the Human Rights Act and charities!
No longer can we stand idly by while our human rights and human values are eroded.
No longer can we just watch while our public services are stripped away.
No longer can we stay silent while we witness the persecution of the disabled and disenfranchised.
No longer can we take the flagrant theft of the honest people of this country.
No longer can we suffer the indignity of food banks, fuel poverty and workfare.
No longer can we just look on as they carve up the land for fracking and do nothing.
No longer can we believe the lies from the politicians and conspiring media.
No longer will we be silent.
Coming together as one is what they fear the most,
I say we pray on their fears for once!
We let no one fall, we leave no one behind,
We keep marching on!
No longer will we accept their version of our fate.
We march for Truth.
We march for Peace.
We march for Love.
We march for Freedom...
There are many alternative ways to govern, issue currency, create laws and change this entire rotten capitalist system. We don't have to accept their limited, narrow viewpoint. The answers are there, we just have to want it. If we want it enough, it will inspire other people to realise what they want.
We must awaken more people from this sickly spell we find ourselves under. However, we can only light the path for them in our wake, we cannot force them along.
The choice must be theirs.
But the stronger we are together, the more we can achieve :)
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it - always." - Mahatma Gandhi