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Voter Apathy

26 April 2001
Neil doesn't give a shit.

Cos what difference does it make anyway and why should I care when one cross won't change a thing. The election's foregone and this one's always a safe seat; besides, no politician will pay any more than lip service to the hard-line centerism both parties espouse.

And what difference does it make, what's it to me when the bombing's decided in Washington, both wanna cut my taxes and I'll be pushing up daisies before the serious flooding kicks in. No government will make my drugs legal, no government will help me get laid. I'm with the islands, the havens, the hand-to-mouthers, the queers on the scene, too busy living it large to notice they still have no rights, that Pride's become a party.

Why should I care where my bank invests its my money if it gives me the returns I desire, who owns my paper if it tells me the news, about famine victims that disappear at the click of a button. Why should I waste time on extremists and loonies, campaigns that have no hope of success. And what's it to me if the media call a demo a riot, before it has even begun.

So what difference does it make if these laws get introduced because nobody opposed them, making it illegal to belong to any group a politician cares to name terrorist; why should I care if legislation to seize assets without proof of guilt, mobile phones constantly transmitting your location, facial recognition CCTV and government archives of all our electronic data mean that a police state could be established over night. I've got nothing to hide. What difference does it make to me?


Previously on upsideclown


Current clown:

18 December 2003. George writes: This List

Most recent ten:

15 December 2003. Jamie writes: Seven Songs
11 December 2003. Dan writes: Spinning Jenny
8 December 2003. Victor writes: Rock Opera
4 December 2003. Matt writes: The Mirrored Spheres of Patagonia
1 December 2003. George writes: Charm
27 November 2003. James writes: On Boxing
24 November 2003. Jamie writes: El Matador del Amor; Or, the Man who Killed Love
20 November 2003. Dan writes: Rights Management
17 November 2003. Victor writes: Walking on Yellow
13 November 2003. Matt writes: Disintermediation
(And alas we lost Neil, who last wrote Cockfosters)

Also by this clown:

17 June 2002. Neil writes: Cockfosters
23 May 2002. Neil writes: Siege Mentality
29 April 2002. Neil writes: Oh So Pretty
1 April 2002. Neil writes: Lost
11 March 2002. Neil writes: These Are The Days
14 February 2002. Neil writes: Bedtime Story
21 January 2002. Neil writes: Said She Was An Artist
24 December 2001. Neil writes: Here's All the People
3 December 2001. Neil writes: On Antibiotics
8 November 2001. Neil writes: Private Schooling
15 October 2001. Neil writes: Morning After
20 September 2001. Neil writes: Flightpath
27 August 2001. Neil writes: Tsarina
2 August 2001. Neil writes: Family and Friends
9 July 2001. Neil writes: My Fabulous Weekend
14 June 2001. Neil writes: The Sound of Music
21 May 2001. Neil writes: Lethal Injection
26 April 2001. Neil writes: Voter Apathy
2 April 2001. Neil writes: ET
5 March 2001. Neil writes: The Shadow Over Brunswych
12 February 2001. Neil writes: Bibliofile
18 January 2001. Neil writes: Suburban Gothic
25 December 2000. Neil writes: Many in Body, One in Mind
30 November 2000. Neil writes: Urban Regeneration
6 November 2000. Neil writes: In Extremis
12 October 2000. Neil writes: Obituary
18 September 2000. Neil writes: Your Mother Sucks Cocks In Hell!
24 August 2000. Neil writes: Parent Power
7 August 2000. Neil writes: Love Letter

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