Ask yourself who you’d rather choose?
I won’t forget. Hopefully others won’t either.
wow The Onion is dropping a lot of truth for a work of satire
Notice a few folk complaining about how awful Scotland has become because of the #indyref. As an opinionated arse-hole, I also have something to say on the matter…
People are engaged for the first time in generations, it’s a really exciting time and yet there are people who are ‘embarrassed’ and ‘disgusted’ at this new found passion for democracy. I guess it all ties into the age old stereotype of the ‘cringing jock.’ That these people actually have to seriously consider that they might lose may be another factor. Isn’t is awful when people disagree with you? Toys oot pram.
Welcome to politics. Most of you have obviously not been this engaged before now, and this is your first glimpse into the dark and dangerous world of being a bit rude to each other.
"Oh is that right, ya loony leftie!? We’ll see about that!"
"You’re probably voting Yes, yan absolute awful wee nazi cretin"
"I’ll ‘Nazi’ ye, ya beast!"
From this side of the world, you all look like a bunch of timid wee beasties. Remember they had their Quebec referendum and it was a *whole* lot uglier than what the more sensitive petals amongst you are moaning about now. You’re all being portrayed as a bunch of polite pansies. American politics is worse, they can’t even debate universal healthcare without battering lumps out one another. Toronto has a mayor that smokes crack, and who’s followers might *actually* shoot you! Even British general election are more aggressive. *EVEN* telling people you own a Mac or a PS4 is worse!! Are we having this debate in a parallel dimension where the Auld Firm never existed and where the London riots didn’t occur, and where hundreds of thousands of students didn’t descend on The City to protest tuition fees? Have you EVER seen a Daily Mail or BBC comments section?! In some parts of the world, and closer than you might think, having a voice means tear gas, and water cannons, and riot police and rubber bullets. What happened to perspective and context? Och, you’re all so delicate. The eyes of the world are on Scotland now; and you’re all looking pretty marvellous.
"But all this democracy is so bloody embarrassing and disgusting. I’ve cringed myself inside out and vomited up my own arse. Won’t somebody think of the children?!"
The #indyref has given people a voice, for once. And good on them for using it. So enough with the unhinged hysterics, stop being sore losers, keep the heed, gather your wits and get out and join in instead of crying into yer cereal that that woman off the telly told you to eat. Or maybe we should all just go back to posting pictures of our dinner and children on Facebook, and pretending our lives are more exciting than they actually are.
You pledged, the Tories, to continue the Labour Party’s aim to end child poverty by the year 2020. Far from ending, three years in, the number of children in poverty has leapt by 300,000.
When I say ‘poverty’, you probably conjure up images of children far away, of TV appeals and ruthless dictators. But this, this is a country riddled with poverty. Turning off the heating and missing days of meals is not cosy frugality. Try it. Turn off the fridge because it’s empty anyway. Sell anything you can see lying around that you might get more than a quid for. Walk everywhere in the same pair of shoes in the pouring rain, with a soaking wet and sobbing child trailing along behind you, into every shop and pub in unreasonable walking distance and ask if they have any job vacancies. Try not to go red as the person behind the counter appraises your dirty jeans and tatty jumper and tells you that there’s nothing. “Not for you”, you add in your head. Trudge home. Pour some tinned tomatoes over dome 39p pasta and try not to hurl it at the wall as your son tells you he doesn’t want it. “I want something else Mummy,” but there isn’t anything else. But aren’t we just supposed to be grateful for our little scraps of tax payers money, and keep calm and carry on? Because that can’t possibly be poverty, not in the sixth richest country in the world with the benevolence of the welfare state. That’s austerity, isn’t it?
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