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  • Democracy, Capitalism, Conservatism, Liberalism.... so many titles for the EXACT same thing!

    Over and over we hear the same old tired, overused, promises and when they fail to materialise, we hear the same old, tired, overused, excuses as to why not. The excuses never accept blame of course. Doesn't matter the party making the promises and excuses though, they are, essentially ALL the same.

    For decades the common voting public have chosen to adopt the 'ostrich mentality' - head in the sand and pretend the problem doesn't exist in the (vain) hope it will go away - which is why our respective Governments have managed to rise to the heady heights of unaccountable corruption which we experience today!

    Contrary to popular opinion, the 'system' of government we have is one in which we simply accept a strangers word for the fact that they are honest and will do what they pledge to do, only to find that they weren't honest after all. Then, when we realise that, we do the same thing with the next guy (or gal) to step up. We do it, again and again.

    Speaking purely for myself, I come from a world where Respect and Trust are EARNED, not freely given away because of a person's perceived status nor job title. I fully expect to earn that respect from others and will only return the same to those who have earned it from me.

    No member of parliament, council representative, senator, congressman, Prime minister nor President has EVER earned my respect nor trust. I am one of the few, perhaps, who wouldn't waste my time in rushing off to the voting booth in the forlorn hope that I can actually influence who will govern me. (For "govern me" read screw over, oppress, steal from, lie to and otherwise treat as something distasteful they have stepped in!!).

    Of course, all of this applies even if you subscribe to the (increasingly obvious) conspiracy theory that we are all, in fact, 'governed' by the shadowy Illuminati and Bildeberger members (Rich Bankers) who are hell bent on creating a New World Order through Global Domination (with them in charge of course). Poor fools have no idea though!

    Where will you find Respect and Trust in politics? In the same place they 'stored' Honesty, Compassion, Humanity, and Decency!!
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