People, we need to vote!
More than this we need to encourage voting. Self promotion of the viral kind seems to kick people into action so maybe we can create a selfie trend, I don’t know “#ballotboxbabe” or “#pollingdayselfie” (or something a little less crap) and donate money to all the people that have been royally screwed by the current setup…look around, you may know a few.
I don’t care how you do it, just do it. Get your friends, family, your yout’ and yoofs to do it. Just fucking do it. Every vote counts.
I don’t care who you vote for (that’s a lie) but I care more that who’s elected represents society more accurately. If it transpires that’s UKIP, I’m outta here. If it’s Conservatives, damn you to hell…I jest of course (another lie).
If you are looking for a way to no longer be my friend, the simplest way is to tell me you didn’t vote.
If you think it’s ok to complain about the government and do nothing about it, shame on you. Because do you know who will be voting? All the people whose views you don’t agree with…you encounter them and kill them in your head every day! Fuckwits and ignoramuses who you have nothing in common with will turn up to the polling stations and represent you.
Just because some schools close, don’t just use it as a day off school. Soon there will many days off school as the deficit of school places increases and in any case, no underpaid teachers to teach them. The land where schools should stand will instead make way for profitable, generic, unaffordable high rise new builds – you’re probably never more than three feet away from them (I digress).
You may sit there thinking that it doesn’t effect you because you’re young and carefree and you’ve got heating, water, electricity and the television is on. Meanwhile your parents are down at the food banks and shielding their inability to make ends meet and general daily struggles from you to enable you to remain young and carefree.
You may be a conspiracy theorist and not believe in politics or think voting’s a waste of time but whilst you sit there with the conspiracies and grievances in your head, the world is changing and you’re doing nothing about it. It’s easier (under no circumstances to be confused with ‘easy’) to get your conspiracies and grievances out of your head and heard with voices more akin to our own in power. Choose a party and vote.
We don’t have to agree on who to vote for, just fucking vote.
I know your jaded, I’m jaded too. You probably think politics and voting ‘doesn’t work’. However, if you’ve felt any effect in your pay; access to health services; benefits; housing; taxes in all its forms,etc, for the better or worse, since the last election then it works. It just maybe not working for you. And that is the point of voting – to [try and] make it work for ‘us’.
I will look after your kids; drive you there; combat every excuse you have to get you to the polls, I just want you to vote.
Get your name on the electoral register now and, come May, just fucking vote…please!