Thursday, 6 May 2010

silly season

ahhh
you have to vote
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think how many people died to get the vote
the long grinding struggle through the decades to the point of
[near] universal suffrage
how much death
how much misery
how much imprisonment...
...
how many men died
and had their lives destroyed
and went to jail to get the vote
...
how many women died
and went to prison
to get the vote
...
how many indians and pakistanis and bangladeshis died
and went to prison
to get the vote
...
how many west indians died
and struggled
and went to prison
to get the vote
...
and then you think again, all the bigger and clearer, just how many people died and went to prison to get the vote
and then you think who didn't
...

and then you think of the
Conservative Party

some of whom might have died
but they died trying to stop everyone else getting the vote
forced people to crawl through grind and misery and struggle to get the vote
held up the country for centuries of grim small-minded bigotry and decline
...
and then think
to the tune of i'm getting married in the morning
they're going to be back in power in the morning
...
...
don't you think the whole election has been a bit silly season?
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there's been alot of political immaturity for starters
like everyone being so impressed by the leaderships debates
i know its the first time they've had them but...
it still wouldn't happen anywhere else
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and all the big noise about the liberal democrats and nick clegg
am i the only remembers that this happens EVERY ELECTION?


that early on there's load of fuss about the liberals as was?


or the lib dems as is?


and they feature big time for the first two weeks and then begin to fade out


well this is just the same


except they're bigger than before


but they still look like fading out to a considerable extent


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