Foster Vs Labour Democracy

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An event took place today that highlighted the dangerous situation we are finding ourselves in, as our democractic insitutions get consumed by money, greed and power. I’m of course referring to the case of a rich Labour donor taking the party to court to overturn one of its internal decisions.

Luckily the court ruled that Corbyn should be on the ballot paper, but image if they had decided that he should not. One man, one rich donor would of overrode the democratic decision of a democratically elected body – the fact we found ourselves in such a situation is surely cause for concern?

Every Labour member, every Labour MP, and every Labour supporter has to ask themselves a few simple question; Who do you want running the Labour Party? Whose interests do you want the Labour Party to represent? Because ultimately people like Micheal Foster have asked themselves this question, and the answer they have come to is that they should control the party and it should represent their views.

Not only is an historical travesty that men like Foster believe this, but recent events have shown they’re not above attacks upon the party and its democracy. How has the Labour Party fallen so far from its noble goals, to the point that one rich donor has the arrogance to take the party to court in order to overturn a decision of the democratically elected NEC?

How entitled are these rich men? Too long have they been able to buy honours, buy favours, buy their way in our society. Our institutions and our political system is becoming so corrupt that the Labour party, the party that was set up to give the people representation in parliament, has backers that think they are more important than the party it self.

Ultimately the case of Foster Vs Labour NEC sums up everything that is wrong with the Labour Party, and why now more than ever we need a movement to change it, why more than ever we need someone to stand up, be it Corbyn, or whoever and say enough is enough, this shit has to stop.

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This Poem Was Brought To You By [Censored]

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Question time is a pantomime for the intelligent
Get to boo and jeer at these degenerates
Picking and choosing how to digest the fact
Feel warm and fuzzy with your ignorant democracy
Or should that be our democratic fallacy
Because our democracy is a fantasy
Allow me to give you a dose of reality

You are being lied to tricked and manipulated
Our media is controlled by just five people
When you was a kid who do you think you hated?
Now you get dragged along poor little sheeple
Those in power and wealth never sleep
You never listen because you say its too deep
Its not as deep as all the lies and the deceit
Half the world losing out because of sixty two
Sixty two human beings with nice things
Hoarding the resources controlling powerful forces
Their wealth a justification of poverty and war
Always backed with the full force of the law

Things don’t have to be this way
A better world is coming someday

Imaginarium

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We have this imagination of immigration
built up through media manipulation
led to believe they’re taking over the nation
its a game of misdirection to sow division
take a dose of the truth its a hard pill to swallow
Immigration is not destroying our nation
Bankers and greed have plundered and thieved
We are all being deceived
Successive governments have ripped us off
while the culprits have been let off
The railways, energy firms, water
all of these made money for our governments
they sold them off and sold us out
Believe me truth without a shadow of doubt
Yet here we are on the precipice looking over the edge
we still blame the powerless while the hedge fund manager
gets to drive around in his million pound car
on his way to his million pound house
Now ask yourself this who writes the laws,
who funds the parties and who lives a life free of struggle?
Is it the poor family fleeing persecution or war
Or maybe the people coming here seeking a better life
Those powerless and disposed just trying to do their best
they don’t control the state of this nation
Those that control the media they have made this creation
Until we stand up and face the real enemy
that of our own government and the corporatocracy
that is destroying our democracy we will continue
to descend into lunacy…

The Destitute Democracy

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Democracy is in peril my friends
forces greater than you or I
Conspire in the night
They seek to steal it as we slumber

Democracy is in peril my friends
We sleep walk into our fate
A fate of destitution and destruction
Where man and beast are one the same

Democracy is in peril my friends
Power rests in the hands of the minority
While the majority fends in the urban wilds
As the few live in luxury and opulence

Democracy is in peril my friends
Corruption has seeped into our society
The maxim of the age is greed is good
And might is right; we need a Robin Hood

Democracy is in peril my friends
the powerful stand as tyrants
Modern day kings of capitalism
You and I their faithful subjects

Democracy is in danger,
It is on its last legs.

Democracy lies on its deathbed
About to take its final breath
It’s time you found your voice
Before there is nothing left

Demonocracy

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Democracy is not about ticking a box every five fucking years
this hate filled shame filled cess pit of corruption and evil
democracy is ultimately power to the fucking people!
We didn’t sign up to this and we don’t even resist
I don’t know about you but my life aint all bliss
Every right we have we had to fight and take it
Now what is going on they’re working to break it
Democracy aint deals done behind closed doors
turning up every five years to do your one and only chore
Its time we held these corrupt evil bastards to account
Have you checked their bank accounts?
1% own the same wealth as 55% of the population
The figures are so massive we’re talking trillions
Yet billions are in poverty hank marvin
Where is the justice? We’re stuck in two worlds
A world for the rich and a hell for the poor
They can call it sods law but these laws are made to be broken
The media are complicit because not a word is spoken
The power rests within each and everyone of us
We don’t need to rely on help from above or below
Its the unity of the people that can help peace grow
People of poverty are the people of true power
Rise up brothers and sisters this is our hour

Why I’m standing for local government, and why you should too

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Lets not beat around the bush things are bad, we feel disconnected from our political masters in Westminster, we feel let down and betrayed by those that proclaim to represent us, we feel we are losing out, we feel powerless, we feel hopeless but most of all we feel like we cannot make a difference. Our money isn’t going as far as it used to, we are struggling to get by, our communities are being stripped of all their character, our lives are being dictated by how much profit this or that corporation is making, at the end of the day we are that tired and stressed out worrying where we are going to get the money for this bill, or the next. Not a day goes by where we do not hear more lies either coming directly from the mouths of politicians or in the media, as they clutch at straws to justify our suffering, while they get to live in luxury. Well enough is enough, things do not have to be this way, we can make a change, we can make a difference, we can take charge of our communities. What is stopping us?

I love my community, It is the place I grew up, it is where I went to school and it is where my family live. In the twenty years of living here, I have seen things change, not for the better but for the worse. We have lost untold amount of employment opportunities, and we have lost untold amount of services, the bank and the cricket ground were the first to go in my memory and more recently we have seen the stain on our landscapes which have come about on the George and Club sites. At the same time of losing all these, we are getting more houses, the majority of which are not affordable, but homes which are there to profit a small amount of individuals. We need to put the community at the heart of these decisions, are decisions being made to benefit the community or are they being made to benefit self interest? I look at the future of our village and I think unless we do something things are going to get worse, that is why I’m standing, not because I want to, but because I need to, we can all moan about how things are going but unless we actively try to change them, what is the point?

The people are the beating heart of any community, I do not want our community spirit to die out and become a shell of itself, if we work together there is no limit to what we can achieve. I am standing because I want to do a new kind of politics, a politics that puts people at the heart of the decision making process, a politics that builds communities from the bottom up, a politics that is engrained in the community, a politics which is there to help not hinder. That is why if I’m elected I will be doing things very differently to our current representatives, who got in unelected at the last election. Ultimately our democracy only works when power rests with the people, everything being in the public domain, the people should have a say in how and what their representative fight on, they should be approachable and accessible, but most importantly our representatives should inspire us to get involved in politics ourselves. This community is ours and its future is our future, what kind of future do we want to build?

The more people that stand on principal and conviction with a desire to improve and help their communities, the healthier our democracy will be. Participation doesn’t begin or end at the ballot box either, there are untold amount of ways to fight for what we want, and fundamentally that is the only way we will ever change things in our favour, if we fight for them. This change has to come from below because there is not the political will for it at the top, the top 1% have the same combined wealth as the bottom 50%, and the only people that know what is best for the community, is that community it self. By having local representatives who live, breath, eat and sleep in their communities, we can begin to effect change at a local level and in the long term we can transfer that to regional and national platforms. Without an active and engaged local level of participation, we have a democracy that does not function, a top heavy regime which implements things not to improve, but to profit. Ultimately who should decide what is best for us, the people who live here, or the people that don’t?