I thought that all political parties were the same – a greedy lust for power.
Experience taught me different.
It is obvious to me that any political party wanting to get elected has to be pro-establishment in order to stand a chance. The establishment has the money and controls the media. They pump out the propaganda. They control democracy. He/She who controls the news controls the minds. All too obvious. We saw that with the crucifixion of Corbyn. He was an anti-establishment threat. Starmer is much more acceptable. The changes he will make are superficial.
So, fundamentally, political parties are all pro-establishment – so there is no point in voting, right? No!!
While the establishment will remain largely unaffected by an election the impact on society can be enormous.
The Tories ALWAYS cut public services and hammer the poor. They ALWAYS give to the wealthy. That is what they were formed to do.
Labour have to restrict their policies in order to get elected but we can see from history – they properly fund public services and assist the weaker end of society. Even the Blair government (the most right-wing Labour government) did that. They supported education, health and managed the most healthy economy we have had post-war. The weakest in society were supported.
Voting makes a huge difference.
Under the Tories we see rough sleeping, food banks, huge cuts to education, health and social services and massive bonuses, tax cuts and wage increases for the wealthy.
Voting does make a difference.
I’m no longer apolitical. There are differences that mean life and death to people. I always vote!!