An unpopular thought
There’s people all over the world who’ve died for the right to vote. Wars have been fought viciously over it. Revolutions have raged to give people a say.
Even in areas where there hasn’t been a war, people have died to vote. Take Emily Davison, the woman who threw herself in front of the King’s horse to assist women becoming enfranchised.
So it will always disgust me when people abstain from voting.
Let me be clear on this. If you have a choice between multiple candidates and you don’t like any, you can spoil your ballot. I don’t care if you write ‘Cunt’ beside every name. I don’t care if you draw a giant ejaculating penis.
However, if there is a choice between two candidates and one of those candidates is a fascist. It’s your moral duty to resist them.
Too many people on the left simply 'decline to vote.’ “I don’t believe in the system,” they say. Meanwhile you can count that voting en masse and the opposition abstaining is exactly what the right wing is after.
I detest Jeremy Corbyn but if I was in England and the choice was between him and Theresa May. I’d be campaigning for Corbyn.
So for any people who are reading this and thinking I’m a cunt, please take your ego and shove it firmly up your arsehole.
Luckily for my arse, I’m in a country with a different option.