Can we dismiss politicians (and their sycophantic followers) from participation in the forthcoming general election? If we could then, just possibly, the electorate may well enjoy it. The suggestion is, no doubt, a tad late in proceedings, but then the best ideas usually come with hindsight.
All we appear to hear from any of them is: our policy is better than your policy; no it isn’t; yes it is; no it isn’t – I’m telling my leader about you. At which point the respective leaders then repeat the same mantra. It is akin to listening to children in a playground squabbling over minutiae, the details of which matters not. All that is missing is a teacher, who to quell the growing ‘Tower of Babel’, would ‘bang a few heads together’ and ‘clip the odd ear or two’.
I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 13:11: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. Unfortunately, for the electorate, our politicians may have achieved adulthood but their speech, understanding and process of thought have not progressed to match their physical growth. From those of such delinquent status we are required to elect representatives to care for us, to take decisions on our behalf? On current showing, we may as well open the gates of a mental asylum and begin voting for one of the inmates preferably one who is a deaf mute.
The electorate,although it may not have realized the fact, has a noose around its neck; and whether the hands tightening that noose are those of politicians, political commentators, the media, fake charities, corporations or banks – until we, the electorate, control their modus operandi we may as well breathe our last breath of freedom.
The title of this article can be completed by adding: : If you can’t say something sensible, then don’t say anything at all.