Yay for voting! Ain't democracy just peaches!

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Off out to vote today on who runs the civil service... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the police... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the army... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the corporations... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who owns and runs the media... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the BBC... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today for a non neoliberal party with a chance of winning... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today for a big party staunchly opposed to imperialist warmongering... oh, no, hang about, there aren't any are there?

Off out to vote today for a big party committed to saving us from environmental disaster... oh, no, hang about, there aren't any are there?

Off out to vote today for someone who represents my relation to production... oh, no, hang about, we vote in geographical blocs, don't we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the judiciary... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who owns most of the land and property in the UK... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who owns and runs the banks... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who gets to use economic clout to lobby politicians... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Yay, every four or five years I get to participate - very indirectly, if I'm lucky - in an electoral system rigged against the expression of unified working class interests! 

I get a tiny, very occasional say in choosing which team of essentially identical managers cares for neoliberalism under a vastly unaccountable government system hugely influenced by private interests!  

I get to slightly influence one lever of power, while almost every other lever of power in the system is nearly entirely undemocratic and unaccountable!  

This is what the Chartists fought and died for!  [It isn't.]

Yay for democracy!

Remember, if you don't vote, you've got no right to complain.


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