Should We Vote In elections?

As a disgusting, stinking, filthy smoker, I am becoming more and more accustomed to my place in Society, which is to have no place in Society. I do not really mind that, because I do not really want to be part of a Society which is accepts intolerance on a scale which forces people to act as enforcers. That is what the Smoking Ban did – it forced publicans to become apparatchiks of the State.

When we disgusting, stinking, filthy smokers AND DRINKERS, AND EATERS vote in elections, do we thus, merely by voting, support the system which violates us?

What would happen if only, say, 10% of those entitled to vote voted? That would mean that 90% of the People did not see any point in voting. That would indicate that the People, on the whole, did not see any point in voting if those people thought that they were voting for the same thing whichever political party they voted for.

Is that not what has been happening for the last decade or so? New Labour was just a variation on Old Tory. New Labour and Old Tory agree that the EU is wonderful and worth every penny, even if those pennies disappear into corrupt pockets. In fact, one could reasonably ask the question of whether or not it is possible, in such an organisation as the EU, for the pennies NOT to gravitate to corrupt pockets. I doubt that it possible to stop that corruption because THE SYSTEM is top-heavy.


We live in an era of untold wealth as compared with previous generations.What is extremely odd is that the Powers That Be want to take from the poorer people and give that produce to even more poor people.

The resources available to us in the Earth have not even been scratched, never mind exhausted.  Only the technology is lacking. There is unimaginable heat beneath our feet which could produce unimaginable quantities of electricity, if only we could access that heat.


I doubt that Cameron et al understand. They are fixated by yesterday. Smoking bans are so yesterday as a solution to ill-health in old age.

Maybe a political party needs to arise which depends upon people not voting. But that would lead to Revolution. Perhaps that is what is needed. Perhaps The People should stop voting for the political status quo. The political status quo is a competition between equally poisonous entities. Death by strychnine or death by arsenic?

There are certainties – 1 + 1 = 2. There are near certainties – the Earth revolves around the Sun. There are nearer certainties such as that water consists of a combination of the elements hydrogen and oxygen. Salt  is almost certainly a combination of sodium and chlorine. But there is no certainty that those elements continue to exist for ever in that state. We know almost nothing, regardless of the opinions of academics. If I am clever enough to know that 1+ 1 = 2, then you could equate academic knowledge to something like 27 + 52 = 79. Both calculations are true, but both are simplistic.


I am beginning to move to not voting at all for anything until we get to a situation where voting has some sort of precision.

If hardly anyone voted for Labour or Tory, then neither of them would have legitimacy.


One must to bed.


12 Responses to “Should We Vote In elections?”

  1. elenamitchell Says:

    I haven’t voted for years and years, even when I still had a vote. I simply gave up. There just didn’t seem to be any point anymore.

    I have taken some criticism for this over the years. “How can you complain if you didn’t vote?’
    “How can you complain if you did” might be more to the point.

  2. Timothy Goodacre Says:

    Smokers need to coalesce together and refuse to obey any smoking bans at all. Just imagine that ! The thought is very sweet isn’t it. Another sweet thought is all of us refusing to buy anymore tobacco in the UK whilst we are systematically fleeced. Imagine the power of such a huge drop in revenue ! Nice thoughts aren’t they. We should all try to do our bit !!!

    • junican Says:

      I could not light up in a pub where the publican says ‘no’. I would be arguing with the wrong person. Not buying tobacco in this country is much better. If you live in the North, you can get on the ferry from Hull to Belgium for about £50 for the round trip. Day 1 is the journey there; day 2 is your chance to get your stuff; day 3 is the return journey. The prices in Belgium are about half ours. The beauty of that trip is the low cost.
      If you want a bit of a holiday, the Prague is not a bad place. Cigs there are around £2.50 per pack. Personally, I prefer Spain where the weather is nice and warm, even if the cigs cost more. I go for the holiday as well as the cigs. I have the hobby of growing my own plants, and, of course, you can get the leaf.
      Most smokers do not think very hard.

  3. garyk30 Says:

    Does not work if one of the ones is a minus one.

    1+(-1)=0 🙂

    I know, no one likes a smart ass.

    Politicians seem to believe that higher taxation on tobacco will not lead to a loss in revenue, they think that 1+(-1) = 2.

    • junican Says:

      What amuses me is that the non-smokers who vilify smokers do not realise that their vilification of smokers is the minus1 in your equation. It will cost them dearly in due course.

  4. west2 Says:


    Both are simple and true. It really depends on what you want to achieve.

    • junican Says:

      Erm… Should that not be 1 + 1 = 11? Write down the number 1 then add another 1 next to the first 1, and you get 11.

  5. smokingscot Says:

    Very O/T

    Learned two things today:

    1) Beware of rather tubby gentlemen wearing only one glove

    2) Je Suis Sick of this Shit has gone viral!

    • junican Says:

      Read your link. Some TV commentator said today that we will have to get used to being checked outside airports before we can enter them.
      So there will be massive queues outside the airport building. Why should not a bomber blow himself up in the queue outside? What is the difference?

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