We in Great Britain often claim and truly believe that we have freedom, the belief or illusion of freedom is usually based on our right to vote. Yet what is the point in having the right to vote when the vast majority of us are completely uneducated when it comes to politics? School offer us NO political education whatsoever, obviously schools have a duty to educate children on politics without bias and propaganda which could be hard to achieve but they should at least inform children on what the Prime minister and other leading members of the government do for a living, which is mainly talk shit and spend money on their expenses but children should be taught it nevertheless. Children should also be taught about lobbying and corporate representation after all David Cameron does not have the logos of his corporate puppet masters written all over him, unlike Lionel Messi.
If people are politically educated correctly from a young age without bias or propaganda using the truth on politics, Britain would probably be much more likely to avoid right winged governments that promote police states, harassment, war on drugs, war for oil, political internet censorship, NHS cuts and austerity.
At the moment schools teach almost nothing about politics and I believe its deliberate, the politicians tell the public that their input is important, they tell us they actually want us to be involved in politics, yet the Conservative party have spent the last five years pushing for internet censorship, effectively silencing alternative media, bloggers and vloggers. What politicians mean is they want us to vote because a high turnout justifies their power but after that they would much rather us remain silent for five years until the next election when we get another vote.
I believe a true democracy should involve more voting on issues other than political parties (which use popular ideas as gimmicks). Major decisions like declaration of war should be put into the hands of the people; after all it’s the people who fight the war not the politicians. I believe governments should be allowed to suggest ideas but the final decision should be in the hands of the people. We are supposed to be living in the age of technology and information yet politics is stuck in the dark ages, with stereotypical, greedy, corrupt, fat cat politicians that would do anything for money and their fake public image: but do not care or even understand the importance of the NHS, a fair wage sickness benefit or anything other than corporate profit.
We go from Labour to Conservative to Labour and then back to Conservative and we wonder why nothing ever changes, ‘UKIP’ I hear the misguided mutter, unfortunately UKIP is not the answer they are playing on racism, UKIP are somewhere in the middle of Conservative and the British National Party, the British National Party actually seem to have lost all their votes to the much more dangerous UKIP according to the polls so far.
I believe people should be educated and encouraged to be involved in politics as much as possible from a young age maybe instead of teaching children as young as seven about sex they should be taught something about politics. Instead of this once every five years we choose what corporate spokesperson we want to elect and give the job of explaining and justifying corporate decisions to us.