The insane solution to out of control politics

Written by Rebecca Pickles, CNN London, special to CNN The awful truth is we can’t change the realities in which we are living. When politicians choose to attend fancy dinners, or attend their children’s…

The insane solution to out of control politics

Written by Rebecca Pickles, CNN London, special to CNN

The awful truth is we can’t change the realities in which we are living.

When politicians choose to attend fancy dinners, or attend their children’s athletic matches, or even go drinking with business interests while a critical crime is being committed in their country, they are choosing not to address our real needs.

Anyone who struggles to understand why that is their behaviour can find only one possible answer. They are not elected to represent the masses, they are elected to serve their own narrow special interests. They are a succession of technocrats bound by the internal rules of their parties, who invariably decide to do nothing because they can’t win if they do.

We shouldn’t be horrified by what happened to the MP Jo Cox, murdered by a far-right terrorist.

We must not only reject these excuses.

I want to take them on. I want to offer them up on a plate to them. I want to offer them up to the leaders of Britain’s ruling Conservative and Labour parties, and their equivalents on the Continent, on the United States, and elsewhere. It is in their hands, and my hands, to provide the remedy.

It is not hard to do.

We all have power.

We all can change our leaders.

Every single one of us can choose to vote for a party that supports this kind of change.

By no means will every person vote along these lines, but I assure you, there are many people who would. The election of a grand coalition of democratic parties who favor genuine reform is a route that would be far more likely to have any real impact on what is happening here today.

We must all have the courage to vote.

For too long our government has treated our constituencies with contempt.

When they take us for granted, they insult us, and play us off against each other, and, most astonishingly, they insult us and take us for granted. They certainly don’t serve us, let alone our most basic needs.

Which is why, for so long, we have listened to party leaders who assume they have the right to “share” our votes. They assume we don’t want them to, because we’ve all talked to their lists in recent days. All of that proves nothing. No party in our history has ever managed to get up a grand coalition of support. But they’ve certainly got there in the last century.

The lies of our leaders lie in their arrogance, not in their inability to offer solutions. To the young, the old, the powerless, the powerless young, the powerless old and the powerless powerful, to every single one of us. It is time to change the ideology that subjugates us.

Let me tell you, electing Corbyn as Prime Minister of Great Britain would be the first opportunity for us to launch a grand coalition of change. Let me tell you that that new generation of “Podemos” will be the strongest force for change since the Cuban revolution.

All you need to do is flip a switch.

Now is the time to show our collective strength. And if it sounds mad, well, so it was a century ago.

If you can vote for a grand coalition of change, you should do it.

Dear leaders, the people have spoken. Don’t despair. You have the power to make a difference. You have the power to change the future.

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