Might as well put this up.
I consider it a moral obligation to vote against the current
coalition, and to maximise any impact such a vote might have… which is
why, despite the fact that I loathe and despise the Labour Party, I
would vote Labour were I in a constituency where such a vote might
conceivably contribute towards a Labour victory.
happens, I live in a constituency that has been a solid Tory seat for
generations. Really, where I live they’d elect a dog turd if it had a
blue rosette stuck on it. In fact, when I look at the
robotic, empty-headed drone and waste of clothes who currently
‘represents’ me in Parliament, I think they did.
possible challengers to the Tories in my constituency are the Yellow
Tories, whom I am proud to say I have never voted for in my life, not
even tactically, not even in 2010 when lots of ostensibly left-leaning
useful idiots tried to bully me into voting LibDem, saying (ludicrously
as I pointed out at the time - something which I have since very much
enjoyed being proved right about) that doing so would block the Tories.
I shall be free to vote some non-Labour, non-coalition option. Green
probably, since they’re usually the only thing on my ballot paper that
looks even vaguely left-wing (despite my issues with their lack of
connection to the working class or unions, and their record of selling
out workers the moment they acquire even the sniff of power).
would be perfectly within my moral rights to abstain from voting given
this depressing scenario. Even what I feel is my moral duty to vote
anti-Coalition doesn’t fool me into thinking that my vote will mean
anything. Like millions of people who have been effectively
disenfranchised by our rigged system and its varigated monopoly of
neoliberal parties, I would be accused of ‘apathy’ by assorted
finger-wagging smuggos if I abstained. But abstention is a morally
defencible option. It just isn’t one I feel I can take at the moment.
So I shall hold my nose, vote Green (probably) and then go home and
vigorously wash my hands in scalding hot water and bleach, feeling simultaneously dirty and relieved that
I managed to do what I consider to be the least possible amount of
Ain’t democracy inspiring?