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Archive for February, 2010

Vote, damn you Vote

February 28, 2010

Democracy depends on people casting votes that are meaningful to their lives.

In this article voters are being encouraged to “vote strategically”, basically to encourage voters to prevent a change of government to Conservative by not “wasting” a vote on the Liberal Democrats but going for more of the same (Labour) as a change to the right-wing Conservatives is “untenable”.

What utter nonsense.

If everyone examines the actual policy of each party and casts their vote for that, then a government can be formed that reflects the democratic wishes of the majority, not manipulate the vote according to fears of what may happen if “we let the Tories take power”.

Democratic choice is about evolution, not fear.

The change mechanism that depends upon fear is called War. Revolution results from massive disapproval following a failure of democratic choice.


Corporate Pollution

February 19, 2010

Freedom means many things to many people. One of the supposed freedoms we are born with is to exist in nature. This is not a right bestowed by Government or God, but is part of what and who we are. One of the greatest crimes against humanity is the pursuit of profits to line the pockets of the wealthy with scant regard for natural consequences.

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New Economics

February 15, 2010

350 economists agree, it is time to change the parameters of finance. A suggested tax on the transactions between banks of 0.05% and a suggestion of a tax on speculation to alleviate poverty in this unbalanced world are two ideas which may take hold.

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What is Conservatism

February 9, 2010

If we look after our children, give them the best opportunities that we can to get educated and get ahead, make sure they are given the best chance of healthy living, we are doing the right thing. So why do conservatives rail against medical care for all? What is the point of denial of human rights for the sake of the choice of the few?