Some people say with justification occasionally that voting doesn’t change thinking or things. They are right right regarding a percentage of Ireland population that remain steadfast to voting for old parties up to their necks in corruption, greed and cover-up. Yes, I speak of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour and sadly, some heads in the Green Party. However, as the last general election has shown, change is possible. There was a further wave of votes away from the usual Dail mafia parties that give out about each other on camera but quietly have each others back in cabal protection.
A growing number of younger voters, more tech tuned into government and party shenanigans via social media tools and more avoiding RTE news propaganda, are increasingly becoming aware of having to better choose new directions. As each year passes, more youth do cop on about making better ballot box choices. They are not on their own however. More middle aged and yes, elderly, have more than started to say to themselves ‘it’s time to vote differently than traditional parochial ways’.
Between a yearly new batch of youth hitting their 18 year age, vote qualifying point and less deluded into sticking with traditional parties, a wave of “New change demanded” has been voiced. That call was soon stomped on by the boots and suits of FF and FG – each prior swearing not to join one another – in order to look after themselves more so than a nation of citizens. Their treacherous actions has not gone unnoticed.
They then dragged the Green Party into their ‘no change’ cabal, just to use them for majority gain number, perking its leaders as a reward and inflating their egos the way a dog owner treats and pats the head of a creature it controls on a lead. While this continues to this day, it’s definitely not going unnoticed. Nor is the way FG is playing FF like a fine fiddle. Nor is the 65+ scandals of the current cabal going unnoted either. The voices seeking change might be deliberately CV19 corralled in their homes, bedsits and emergency accommodations, etc, but they are not forgetting and still quietly observing.
We, the opposition to rot, TD greed and corruption, must not just rest on our backsides and hope for the best. As the recent USA president election has reminded us local ground work must be done to further make a difference. (The Democrats having not done theirs, failed to get enough of their own elected to their Senate). Beyond national level, down at local level, we must engage more with more political aware and the disenfranchised that are growing by the week. Failure to do this will again let the corrupt old slip back in.
So to the one in ten that will full read this post to this point – and actually want to be out there doing something to effect change, email me at Admin@unitedpeople.ie to say you’d like to help. Change and improvements are possible. The political winds are turning, the voting numbers for the old parties are decreasing. It’s up to the rest of us now to push enough future votes across local election lines, to gain national wins at the end. Then it’s truly ‘game over’ for the parties of law breaking, greed, corruption, cronyism and no accountability.
The political ball is rolling free on an Irish field of green. It’s now to the rest of us, to pick it UP!
20 year barman. Re-educated as an I.T. professional, website creator, I.T teacher, digital media management & marketing professional. Studied accountancy, taxation, business management & law. Founder of UnitedPeople political party – click here. Previously the first National Chairman of Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI) & founder of the Louth branch of DDI. Author. Regular contributor to social media. TV & radio guest experiences. Appeared in the Oireachtas & Dublin Highcourts to defend the rights of citizens along with exposing many wrongs. Consistently seeks greater democracy & accountability from all elected levels of Ireland. Currently writing two books, non-fiction “Life Behind Bars” & “Better Tomorrows“.