Sunday, 12 June 2016

Policy of Truth

Do you mind if I rant?

I am totally sick of politics and politicians. They dominate my life and ruin my days. The news is full to bursting with these arses insulting my intelligence on a daily basis.

At the moment, there are two major political stories saturating the news at the moment. I wrote a post about each of them earlier this year.

The first is the American Election. The second is the EU Referendum.

I am absolutely sick of them both. What’s more I am sick of everybody involved, from the media themselves to the politicians involved, from the morons on each side who use anger and outrage as weapons to persuade us to the absolute downright lies and exaggeration that these people use to fool us into putting an X in a little box.

Let me start with the EU referendum, i.e. whether the UK leaves the European Union or not. This referendum affects us all in the United Kingdom and in my opinion this has been one of the dirtiest campaigns I have ever had the misfortune to witness.

Both sides have told blatant lies and issued dire warnings about what would happen if the other side wins. At first, it was funny seeing the depths that these odious people have plummeted to get us to support with their respective causes.

I have done some research myself and I know that they are lying – on BOTH sides.

Here are some examples of the lies and scaremongery we have had to endure (from both sides):

The EU is trying to achieve the same as Hitler – just using different methods.

Leaving the European Union could trigger World War 3.

If we stay in the European Union, migrates will come in and sexually assault our women.

Our economy will collapse if we leave the European Union.

I have avoided watching debates on the television because I hate the people involved and I know that there will be virtually no facts mentioned by either side and that fear-mongering will prevail as well as character assassinations on both sides.

And in America, the knives have been out for months in both camps as we have had to witness so-called political allies stabbing each other in the back. In the UK the Conservative Party is currently having a civil war of Europe but normally, during a general election, all differences are cast aside in favour of the party.

Yet in the United States, we have the Democrat candidates attacking each other and the Republican candidates doing the same thing. Worse, we have to endure it on British television.

I don’t give a shit about the American elections. I’m interested ultimately who wins but that’s about it. I do not want to see the war between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz or the political battles between Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. It seems to take forever and then, just when you’ve had enough, the war escalates as the Democratic candidate takes on the Republican candidate.

My God – how do Americans manage to endure this long drawn out campaign?

I am sick of the European referendum.

I am sick of the American elections.

I am sick of David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and George Osborne.

I am sick of Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.

I am sick of “Brexit”.

I am sick of “Bremain”.

I sick of “facts” that are not facts.

I am sick not hearing the truth.

I am sick of lies.

I am sick of constant television coverage.

I am sick of people falling out based on campaigns of fear.

I am sick of politicians.

I am sick of politics.

I want all of them off my television screens.

They may argue that this is the most important decision we will every make. If that’s the case, why the phark are they misleading everybody with constant lies and no real facts?

People cannot predict the future but politicians of all sides and all countries think they can. Not only do they preach lies to us, they use the future to sway us all by predicting what will happen if we don’t support them.

They make promises – they break them.

They predict the future – they fail.

They tell us facts – the facts are lies.

And I’m sick of it.

I think I need to become an anarchist.

Anyway the best way to finish off a rant is with a little heavy metal, which is quite apt!

I'm glad that's off my chest. Thanks for listening.


Big D said...

Yeah... I think I've reached the point of apathy about both of these things.

It doesn't matter who wins what. The powers that be will continue to shaft the general population.

Elephant's Child said...

No arguments here.
And in Oz we are also in election mode. So we get the obscenity of all three campaigns.
Far too many oxygen thieves hogging our television/radio/newspapers...

Jackie K said...

UGH. YES. I think the problem is that these days we are in a perpetual electoral campaign, with neither side letting up EVER. No wonder we turn off. It's just awful at the moment. Here too (Australia) - we're in the midst of our however-many electoral campaign now having endured 5 crappy prime ministers in 5 years. We've turned into the countries we used to laugh at.

Pandora Behr said...

We have an election campaign going at the moment too. I'm listening to a lot of music, watching a lot of Netflix and voting early as soon as I can to get it all over and done with... I feel your pain.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Big D,

If you look up "shaft" in the dictionary it shows a picture of the House of Commons.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi EC,

Yes - I knew about the Aussie election but, thankfully, it hasn't had much coverage here mainly due to the the EU referendum and the US elections.

I couldn't cope with a third election...




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Jackie,

Yes indeed! Aussie politics have been rather dodgy over the past few years - particularly Tony Abbott!

The same will happen to us in the next couple of years - mark my words!




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

I too have stopped watching the news! I'm fed up of ranting! And the cats are also fed up of my ranting!




JahTeh said...

I suggest we plant that shock instrument a little lower down and make it a proper liar reward.
In Oz it's the preferences going to which dingdong that drives us crazy. And not only that, the election is in July so watch for downpours of rain which makes it difficult to enjoy the sausage sizzle which is the only reason most of us go to vote. This time I intend to take my walker and look like a decrepit old bag lady and will be escorted to the head of the waiting line and I won't feel the slightest bit of guilt.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi JT,

I like the idea of punishing them in a more painful place. When I rule the world ...




mm said...

Dear Mr PM,
Maybe you can start your own party - No Lies Party!

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi MM,

Given what's happened in the last couple of days, I am tempted!