Now, I oppose government, man should be the master of his own destiny, what right has one man to have authority over any other. How can anyone be put in a position of power, where he then regards himself of more importance than those who put him there. How can he, his fellow law-makers and their armed law-enforcers be trusted when they are not held accountable for their actions and are seemingly above and beyond the law.
The words of Proudhon sum up my sentiment better than I can: "To be Governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so...."
Yet I also recognise anarchy (as Alan Moore put it) as a romantic ideal. My lack of trust in those who govern is matched by a lack of trust in many of the people they govern. Centuries of being ruled by Parliament and Monarchy have divided and dumbed down the people of this country... I mean, even anarchists are divided into numerous factions, there is no unity and no sign of it coming anytime soon. Without unity any serious discussion of revolution or a future of anarchy is pointless. Certainly any future of a peaceful solution to a lawless and fee society.
I realise the importance of protest, continuously being a thorn in the side of the powerful elite is the only way to show them we are still awake. The only way to show we will not watch our civil liberties being taken from us quietly.
A couple more quotes to say what I want to but with the eloquence that I lack:
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest" - Elie Wiesel
So, back to my original point. I want government to work, I long for it to be a just system where power is not abused by those who attain it. Where there really is fairness and equality for all. Where the leaders, law-makers and enforcers truly work for the people and see themselves as the people.
It hurts me to think that I shall be spoiling my ballot come polling day after all who have fought for their and indeed my right to vote. Sure, I could consider spoiling my ballot to be my vote, but part of me still cringes.
Should I vote in my marginal constituency which labour have held but LibDems could gain. Where Greens are on the rise. There is no left wing representation anymore since NuLab threw out their socialist values. And though I see no party to represent my views, would a vote for Green or LibDem be more of an insult to those who've held power for so long than simply spoiling my ballot?
I know LibDems sit side by side with the other crooks, thieves and liars in parliament.
Is it time we realised that the masses will never be taught that they have the power to be their own masters that they can overcome their government, that there is an alternative? Time to concede defeat for this election and vote to keep the lesser of the evils out of power, to stick two fingers up at Nulabour and the Tory boys?
There will still plenty of opportunity to protest against the state, even after voting for it...
Can someone who opposes government really vote for a party or individual that wishes to be a part of it?
I would love to hear some thoughts and opinions of others on this.