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Another General Election…

Heya! Here’s a… well, it’s a bit modified from what it used to be. Originally, it was just a few paragraphs about the fact that we’re having another General Election, just two years after the last one, and the reason for it is – I think, fairly obvious – so that May can (as is sadly most likely) gets a bigger majority in Parliament while Labour are apparently “weak”, along with the fact that she knows she’s gonna mess up Brexit so badly that she thinks by being in Parliament a couple of years longer, everyone will forget about their massive mess.

Or if some other party came into power, the Tories will be satisfied with sitting back and watching the other party try to fix their mess. Either way, it’s fairly obvious that, to May and the Tories party, they think it’s a win-win for them.

And quite honestly, I find it sickening that they could be so callous about the whole thing. They’ve proven themselves over and over again that they don’t care about anyone but the 1%ers and they would rather see the whole country burns than do the right thing.

I really hope I’m wrong, but… *shakes head* I dun see that happening. With the Tories and their allies, UKIP, basically lying and deceiving everyone and pretty much controlling the media (from what I’ve seen, pretty much every newspaper and TV channel is basically giving all their support to the neo-nazis party…), it’s gonna be a long hard struggle to get anywhere.

Mind you, considering that those who owns something like 75% of the media outlets are affliated with the Tory party… It was always gonna be the case. The sooner we get rid of those… odious cesspits… and actually have people that will promote free thinking, the better.

And if you wanna see how bad it can get… Just look at what’s happening in the USA. I see “45” latest plan is to bully the USA to pay for the wall. A far cry from making Mexico pay for it, he now plans to get the US taxpayer to pay for it. When there’s far more important things to spend that money on. Flint, for example. But no, he’s too busy robbing the taxpayers to play golf on his own resorts and spending all the money he can on his own stuff. And there’s still something like 30% of Americans who still think he’s doing a fantastic job. I can only presume that consists of the rich white male 1%, and the other 29% are gullible morons who need directions as to how to spoon-feed themselves.

I’m moving to support the Make Votes Matters group. Because, as they’ve shown, the system we have of electing people means that sometimes… It doesn’t matter who you vote for, if enough people make the choice in the local area, that party will be the only representative in Parliament for the local area. Despite the fact that they might go in there with only 25% of people actually voting for them in the local area. And that’s wrong. We need to make sure that there is actual proportional representation in all levels, local and the whole of the UK. Otherwise… Well, as some people might say, what’s the point in voting if their vote won’t matter?

Everyone’s vote should matter. I dun care if it’ll means more coalitions. In fact, I’d probably welcome it, if it means that no party can be too powerful and maybe it’ll also means that we’ll have the chance to reins in some of the more extreme measures. You’ve only gotta look at the Tory party to see the point, with their snooper’s charter and everything else. They tried to do some of that when they were in the coalition government, but their junior partners refused to accept that – and quite right too.

Quite honestly, if it’ll stop the Tories from destroying the UK for the 1%ers, the better.

I haven’t decided who I’m gonna vote for yet. My head say I should vote for Labour, but… *shakes head* They haven’t got rid of that shadow of the war criminal yet. And he’s been talking out and saying he wanna go back into politics.

No. Just… No. If he comes back, he’s basically saying, “Vote Tories”. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out he actually is a Tory. The amount of time he seems to be wanting to pop up to destroy Labour… It’s really suspicious right now.

What I plan to do is, when I know who’s gonna run in the local area, I’m gonna try and find a comparison site of policies and pick one, depending on which one reasonates with me the most. It definitely won’t be Tories or UKIP, but anyone else is still up for grabs. I’m pretty sure that, in this local area, it’ll means Labour, Lib Dems or Greens. But we’ll see.

I’m just… tired and disgusted at just how obvious the corrupt Tories are trying to manipulate things to give them more power.

*sighs* Okay… I’m gonna stop here for now. Sorry it’s a bit of a downer, but… Just… Anyway. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully the week ahead will be a good one for us all, and I’m certainly aiming to try and write about other things throughout the week, instead of just on weekends! *grins* See you soon! 😀

Politics just gets worse…

Heya guys! How’s things going? Hopefully all’s going okay with you, even with all the disasterous news going on all over the place. Well, apart from some good news from Romania, where the people have protested against the government’s desire to save themselves from being charged with corruption…

If only we could do the same over here, and over in the USA, right? I’m actually really saddened by the latest human rights crime committed by the Tory party here in the UK. Deciding to stop letting in unaccompanied children after only 350 were let in – a far cry from the 3000 or so that they were “promising” at one time – well… Just disgusting, really.

I also applaud the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow from saying that he would not invite “45” – I saw a really good tweet that made some actually really good suggestions about what’s to do with the events going on in the USA right now, and I’m gonna try and incorporate as many of those as I can, because I think it’s really important that we protest and make it abundantly clear that we are holding everyone at the Republican party for the actions of their current leadership. And the longer it goes on, the more everyone in the Republican party will realise that they have consistently done the wrong thing for most everyone in the USA. Apart from the rich white men, of course. But there’s a lot of people who aren’t rich, and a lot of people who aren’t white, and a lot of people who aren’t male. A lot more of those than the rich white men group.

Anyway, yes… I applaud John Bercow for saying he will not invite “45” to speak at the Houses of Parliament. But it is really telling that the people in Parliament that supported that statement are those that aren’t from the Tory party. Which tells you exactly what the Tory party holds dear.

And it’s not human rights.

No matter what they try to say, their actions are speaking far louder than their words are. Which goes to show that all the skepticism that was directed at May’s speech when she became the unelected Prime Minister was just proved correct. No-one took her seriously when she was trying to claim that she want the Tory party to be a party for all. All they care about are the rich white men. No wonder she and the Tory party wants to get on with the US Republican party. They think that the money will drown out the voices telling them how badly wrong they are.

Quite honestly, we need to do the exact same thing here in the UK against the Tory party, and against UKIP. Both of those political parties are basically the same, they will oppose human rights and discriminate against anyone that don’t meet their ideal of “rich, white, British” – and in most cases, you could add “male” to that as well.

Just… Bleh. It’s really kind of depressing sometimes that people just seems to be fooled by the demagogues of the far right groups.

And when you see the actions of what’s been happening in the USA – including the actions of some Republican states that were trying to ban peaceful protests – well…

Things really are getting much worse, and they’ll keep going worse before it’ll get better. We just have to keep opposing and standing up for human rights and fairness for all and equality and everything else, and not let them dictate to us or let them take away freedom and the like.

That’s the only thing we can do, and when it comes to elections, we need to make sure that we vote in our millions that their actions are as wrong as they comes.

Alleged Tory Election Fraud

I really do despair sometimes of the media here in the UK. I know it’s nowhere near as bad as they are in other parts of the world, but… Take the BBC, for example. It’s supposed to be an impartial, unbiased media, and yet… Today, Twitter for UK people have been ablaze because out of the media outlets, only a couple of places like Channel 4 News has reported that there was possible election fraud going on, with the Tories (the government currently in charge) allegedly having spent more than they are supposed to. (It’s designed that way so that the rich white men – you know, like the Tories – can’t just buy everything up and “encourage” people to vote for them). And yet… Figures that I’ve seen have said something like 26 Tory MPs have possibly done so.

Which… isn’t very good. Would that have had an effect on what happened in the General Election last year? I don’t know. I’d like to think not, but we know some people are easily swayed, so there’s every possibility that we should have had a hung parliament again.

Which probably would’ve seen things being better than they have been in the past few months, what with the Government basically robbing the poor to give more to the rich. *smh*

The only possible reason I can think of for the BBC and other media outlets not reporting on it is because there’s elections (for local governments and Police and Crime Commissioners and so on) tomorrow (Thursday), and news like this being spread around and reported and the like on the day before… The Tories could probably rightly claim that people were put off for voting for them because of those allegations.

On the other hand… It’s entirely their fault for breaking election rules, if it is true. And the media is supposed to report on these things as soon as possible, not wait for some event or other. All it’s doing is making it seems like the Tories and the media are in collusion. And that will backfire on the Tories even more than it’s looking now.

I know I’m definitely not voting for the Tories ever again, though (I’ve made my choice as to who I’m voting for… And it’s not Tories or Labour). They’ve proved themselves over and over again that they only care about one subset of people. And they’ve also showed that they cannot be trusted to reduce the national deficit or debt – regardless of the fact that it’s not even been 10 years since the Western World’s economic crisis (At one time, I used to describe it as a global economic crisis, but I don’t think it actually really affected Asia or Africa that much…)

It would be good if people actually started waking up to the reality as to what the Tories are like… I kind of get the feeling too many people will keep their gigantic blinkers on and ignore everything but putting an X next to the Tories’ candidate…

In world news, I see the republican’ts have basically all given up. The fact that there are so many people who aren’t a) rich, b) white or c) men and are willing to vote for Trump tells you everything. Seriously, guys… If you really seriously think Trump will do anything for you if you’re not a rich white man, I’ve got this gigantic lightweight invisible bottle of potion that will magically make you irresistable to everyone that you wanna have sex with. All yours for £50,000,000. You’ll have to wait four to six aeons for it to get through the post, though.

(Sad story is… I know some people would be that gullible…)

Please note, I am not saying the Democrats are the be-all-and-end-all, because they, quite frankly, are not. But out of all the candidates there was at the start of the whole ridiculous presidental race… There was only ever one decent candidate, Sanders.

The problem is, the USA – like the UK – are basically stuck with this two-party system. There need to be a massive paradigm shift so that we don’t have to choose between two parties that don’t actually care about the country, all they care about is hating each other. We need parties that we can actually vote for and who we believe will actually do the right thing.

Politics? Bleh!

Heya guys! I’m at the moment waiting for the laundry to finish, and since I can’t seems to connect to the PSN on my PS3 at the moment (I’ve been trying to catch up on getting any half-decent DLC and stuff like that, and I’ve done the next lot of those for the 360 – still got a fair amount more to do, and I was gonna do the same on the PS3, but every time I try connecting to the store, it keep disconnecting me from there. Funny, though, when I try to do the same thing on the PS4, it’s absolutely fine. So I have no idea what’s going on there… But then, I think most people knows that when it comes to network set-up and all, Microsoft’s got Sony truly and well beat. There’s some stuff that Microsoft does which is far better than anything Sony’s ever done. Oh well…)

Anyway… Where was I? Oh yeah. Since I can’t connect to it at the moment – oh, now it tells me “the server is currently undergoing maintenance”? Really? Only for the PS3? Whatever… I’ll try again in a couple or so hours’ time. So, I figured, I might as well take advantage of the fact that I’m waiting for laundry and all to get writing about my next subject.

Sadly, I think my next subject’s kind of gonna go over the head of everyone who’s not British… The whole furore that’s kind going on in British politics. There always seems to be something going on with British politics, and most of the time, it appears to involves yet another mess-up by the Conseratives (Tories) party. (For Americans, the US equivalent for Tories, I guess, would probably be Republicans, if I understand US politics correctly. They’re basically the party on “the right”).

Though, for Americans, I will say this, regarding the US presidental elections… There’s only one person you could honestly vote for, in my opinion. None of the Republican’ts candidates remaining inspire any confidence in me whatsoever, and one of them (Trump) is extremely dangerous for the USA. He would take the USA back into the 19th century apartheid era. And I don’t have very much confidence in Clinton either. While she’s far better than any of the Republican’ts, it’s like me offering you a choice between cutting your arm off or cutting your throat. One’s better than the other, but you don’t want that to be your only choices!

Anyway, British politics… I honestly don’t have much sympathy for David Cameron at the moment. I can understand wanting to kind of like protect your (late) father, but he’s the Prime Minister. If there’s something going on – and when he has history of saying that people like Jimmy Carr (a comedian who was… involved in a tax avoidance scheme a few years back (Had to make sure I chose the right word. Basically, tax evasion is illegal, while tax avoidance is morally wrong, but legal)) and David Cameron has spoken about this a few years back and said that Carr’s tax avoidance scheme is “morally wrong”, he has to make sure he’s doesn’t have anything like that going on in his past.

What I did find unsavoury was the way he went about speaking about this in the past week. Now, he did own up and say he should’ve done it differently, but he was still being a hypocrite by talking about other people’s tax affairs and then trying to say that his own is a private matter.

I have no objection to people trying to make and earn more money but they do need to do it in a fair way and make sure they pay all the tax they owe. I completely object to the fact that it appears that, for rich people, tax appears to be something that’s should only apply to the “peasants”, and designed to keep “those people” down. And it’s not just in the UK. Sometimes, it really does feel like this is happening with a huge majority of rich folks all over the world.

One of the problems with the Mossack Fonseca tax affairs thing (I know some people call it the Panama affair, but that’s unfair on the majority of Panamanians who had nothing to do with this) is that it’s kind of distracting the UK population from the key question of what to do about Europe and the EU.

And that’s a huge problem in itself. I’ve commented (or re-tweeted, rather) about this on Twitter, but the main problem I have with the whole vote to stay or leave the EU is that no-one actually appears to have any answers. The Remain in EU group are basically using fear to get people to vote to stay in the EU, while the Leave EU group are making all these (I feel way over-) optimistic predictions, but neither group actually has any answers. I’m kind of on the fence. My main problem with the EU is that it is somewhat being steered towards a United States of Europe, and I just honestly think that that’s the wrong thing for the EU, every country is different, and they have their own different way of doing things, and we should embrace that. That’s also why there’s been a huge rise of nationalism in a number of EU countries. Not just the UK, but France, Greece, etc.

I’d say I’d wanna know the facts, but I’m not really sure if there are that many to know. So it kind of boils down to what do I think is the right way forward… Do I vote for the UK to stay in the EU or for them to leave? At the moment, I’m probably… 60-65% for staying in the EU. Simply because, right now, “better the devil you know” is how I feel. I dun wanna take any risk with jobs and economics by leaving the EU. Especially since, as a deaf, black girl working in the IT industry, I’m probably more fragile than a lot of other people. I’m no genius or anything, I do a decent job, but I’m no guru floating in mid-air or anything like that.

Plus, to be honest, I really don’t like UKIP at all. They’re considerably better than the almost-forgotten racist BNP, but frankly… UKIP are edging closer to what I feel is the wrong kind of nationalism kind of party, like the BNP were/are. And there is that association between “leave EU vote” and “UKIP”, to be fair.

There’s some elections going on in May as well. For my local area, I’m supposed to vote for a “Police and Crimes Commissioner”, as well as local government elections (and possibly town elections).

I’ve never really understood the point of a Police and Crimes Commissioner (PCC for short) – they came in about, I dunno, 5 years ago or so? When I first heard about it, I thought it was basically replacing the Chief Constable or whatever they’re called, but it appears they’re basically working side-by-side? Which doesn’t make much sense… And in the last round of PCCs election (which I didn’t vote in), it basically turned into another thing for the political parties to fight on. Like… Why? Crime is crime. I don’t see the point in having a politician becoming a PCC just to stop crime from happening? I did look online to see if there was anything that could tell me why we’re having PCCs, but I couldn’t find anything. Maybe I didn’t look in the right places? But yeah. I can’t really see myself voting in that. Just… Why? What do they do? What’s the point of them? I honestly cannot tell you who the local PCC is where I am. I don’t think I even heard or saw anything about them for the entire time they were the PCC.

As for local elections… Well, I will vote in that, I’m just not sure who to vote for. See, my main problem with Labour is the fact that I basically grew up (I’m in my late 20s now) with a Labour government lead by the war criminal (Heavenly: *ahem* “Alleged” war criminal) All right, all right… “Alleged” war criminal (Heavenly: That’s better…), Tony Blair (prime minister from 1997-2007), and… Yeah. I’m still very distrustful of the Labour party. Corbyn’s… Well… He’s saying some of the right things, but… I dunno. I’m not sure of him yet.

It’s definitely not going to be the Tories. They’ve proven over the last few years that they’re still a party for rich folks and want to keep the “downtrodden dirty peasants underfoot”. Plus, they are a party that are *looks at Heavenly* “alleged” pathological liars. Especially their Chancellor, Osborne. I don’t know how he managed to become Chancellor. It certainly isn’t because he knows anything about economics, which he don’t appears to.

I do agree that the UK need to sort out their deficit and debt problem, and every country, not just the UK, should be living within their means, I just don’t think the Tories knows how to do it, and ever since they’ve won the last general election outright, they’ve been considerably worse. Which shows that the Lib Dems clearly did a lot more to control the Tories than people actually thought…

The only other local parties that are likely to be around are the Lib Dems and maybe the Greens. Only time I’ve seen UKIP is for EU elections – and even if they were in the locals, I definitely wouldn’t vote for them. So… Lib Dems or Greens. Hmm. I’ll have to think about it more.

Ah, the laundry’s finished. Imma gonna go and get that all sorted, then see if the PS3’s PSN store up and running now. Hopefully sometimes in the next couple of days, I’ll get a review or something up – hope to see you guys then!