Why the Channel Islands Must Embrace Political Parties.
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Just a brief post today.
As a commenter recently moaned – ‘don’t I get bored with churning out the same old stuff?’
Actually – no. Because it is very necessary. The very concept of “boredom” lays in some distant paradigm when compared to the importance of fighting the child protection war.
But the same commenter has submitted a near-identical “same old stuff” “circular argument” comment, in which they repeat their point.
Well, if the commenter is bored by this blog – no one is forcing them to read it. Indeed – just as I won’t be boring myself reading their repetitive and tedious comments.
So, that’s that off my chest. I’ve only been rude and obnoxious to 17 people so far today; one gets withdrawal symptoms if one doesn’t keep it up.
But – to the point of this brief post – which is on a different subject, my bored reader will be happy to know.
Quite extraordinarily, the Channel Islands have a political culture – a habit – of not engaging with party politics.
The vast majority of candidates seek election as so-called “independent” candidates – as indeed, did I.
Were I ever to be so masochistic as to seek election again – it would never be as an “independent”.
It really is quite extraordinary – that here, in a supposedly respectable, functioning democracy – in the 21st century – the oligarchies of these islands still succeed in propagandising their populations into thinking that organised politics is A-Bad-Thing.
But, in truth, the lack of political accountability inherent in the Channel Island ‘system’ of so-called “independent” politics, leads to fundamental breaches of the public good.
You’d have to be some kind of idiot not to see why the hostility to organised politics should have prevailed.
The channel islands are, essentially, single-party states – ruled by undeclared, covert de facto political parties. Obviously – this is a state of affairs which suite very well indeed the self-interests of the islands’ traditional oligarchies.
The last thing they’d want would be some kind of organised opposition.
Anyway – I have written a detailed post on this subject for the Channel Island forum, Vue des Isles. You can find it by hitting the Channel Island forum link in my links list, or going to the address, which is this: http://www.vuedesisles.com/
Take a look; join the debate.