When I tell people that we don’t have Democracy they look at me like I have 2 heads.
The people think that we have democracy, or rather, they believe, they have given up thinking. They believe that they have democracy because the politicians have told them that we have democracy. The politicians make it a huge todo at election time; see we have elections, therefore we have democracy. But, the politicians’ math is a terrible lie.
I feel obliged to tell people, Democracy is where the people vote for someone to be their representative. We elect that person to represent us, we pay that person and we send them to Ottawa, or the Provincial Legislature to represent us and our wishes. There, our leaders tell our representatives to do what they are told. They are no longer our representatives and therefore we do not have a democracy without representation. That is the sad math of it, we don’t have Democracy.
I will continue to tell people that they have been bamboozled, and I proudly continue to be the man with 2 heads.
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This is an article about my experience in putting up political signs at the time of an election. Politicians think they own our democracy and the election. I put up my signs to tell them that this is our (the Publics’) democracy and it is our election. This article tells of the experience.
An alternative way of looking at elections, for those who hate our political system.