The Politics of Politics

It's all a big hullabaloo, nuanced by media, misinterpreted by those at the far sides of politics. It's no wonder that people can't get their heads around politics. The every day man (and woman) has become disenfranchised by the whole fa├žade of politics, being told, nay, shouted, different things by different people from every angle possible. However, politics can be revolutionised by people, actual people, real people who want change. But can people win?

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Politicians are surrounded by spin doctors who change up everything they say and do to make it more like what we want to hear. Spin doctors never call a spade a spade. Instead they would proclaim it as a "ground-breaking innovation". What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. But it's hard to get involved in politics to make a difference, the barriers to entry are phenomenally high as there are always those willing to beat you down to the ground. Once intercepted into the world of politics it will be a clash between the political will and the administrative won't.

Democracy was a great idea. Put simply, everybody is represented when laws are being thought up and taxes are being set. This should make for a fairer society but it seems that modern day "democracy" is only there to serve the rich. I saw a great quote the other day which said "You can tell Monopoly is an old game because there's a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail". I thought that this summed up modern politics very eloquently.

I quite like the idea of revolution. A revolution which, as Russell Brand puts it, would be "peaceful and full of love" is what we need. We need a revolution where people come out the other side thinking "I'm glad that happened". A change which serves the people and addresses their needs instead of the needs of corporations.

Being from the UK, there is relatively little worth voting for, certainly in terms of a "leader". At the moment we have a bloke with a painted egg for a face running the country. He is yet another privileged Etonian, Oxbridge graduate to be plumped up and sat in the chair of power. It comes as no surprise when the "normal people" are becoming apathetic towards politicians when the politicians are the ones offering nothing to these people. As far as most of these people are aware, UK politics is as follows:
- Conservatives - money grabbers
- Labour - not as left-wing as they once were
- Liberal Democrats - weak
- UKIP - far-right party
- Green Party - hippie brigade
- SNP - never heard of history

It's confusing, this politics malarkey. People need something worth voting for and that simply isn't there. I call to you, the people, to start a revolution and change things up and have things the way you want them to be. It has been said in the past that politicians should serve two terms: one in office, one in prison and I would not disagree.

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