“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

To each a manifesto.

Isn't it time that we all had an election manifesto of our own? Not only a manifesto but a campaign strategy as well. Why leave it to the career politicians and hobbyist politicos? Just spend five minutes jotting down on the back of an envelope what it is that you want to see happening in the world. Is there anything that you can do that might bring your desires closer to reality? I used to think that "whoever you vote for the government get in" was a fine slogan. I'm not so sure now- it's just a kick in the teeth really. Like saying it never rains but it pours. It might be true but it is hardly helpful. There's nothing wrong with voting but it ought to be the least important political act. I suggest that as part of your manifesto that you see the election for what it is - an interesting bout on the undercard, but not the main event.

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