Reconsidering Voting and Democracy. [PRAXIS]

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Followers of this blog will be familiar with my longstanding position on fake democracy. I actively campaign for a real democracy but I’ve never registered to vote; ‘I don’t negotiate with terrorists’. ‘I refuse to legitimise a rigged game’. ‘Don’t vote it only encourages them’. ‘Whoever wins, we’ll still get corporate governance’,…(and other snidey one-liners).

I believe real democracy should be practised daily with our families, friends and the communities we share. If parliament conducted itself with the actual democratic rigour and discipline that most occupations, squats and protest camps do, it would be in a much better state than it currently is.

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Each time the electioneering machine starts up, I stand on the sidelines terrified by the effect it has on everybody, voters and non-voters alike. It’s horrible. You can’t just turn it off, because it effects (infects) everybody. We’re all supposed to have black and white  opinions on things which aren’t black and white and which otherwise wouldn’t interest us in the slightest…we’re supposed to pick a ‘leader’ and a ‘party’…(or snipe and heckle from the sidelines…)

I have expressed my cynicism about the state of electoral politics in this blog and elsewhere ad nauseum.

I’ve also discussed the paradox of the ‘diamonds in the rough’. Principled politicians who actually speak truth to power, offering us hope for a better world. Idealists, in an environment where we must hesitate before using the word ‘idealist’, or ‘idealism’. When did ‘idealism’ become an insult? Idealism should be a virtue but it is generally conflated with naivety….why?

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BREXSHIT PANTOMEME #4 CONTEMPT

Theresa May’s clown costume represents her utter contempt for all of us proles.

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Having received some criticism on fedbook for this meme, I’ve started this poll on twitter. Is it sexist to point out that Theresa May wore a clown costume to deliver her speech?

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BREXSHIT PANTOMEME #3 NHS CRISIS…

UTTER HUNT!

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PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, ACTIONS!

Firstly, a quick rant…

Followers of this site may or may not have noticed that recently Ann Narkeh Media has refocused on promoting upcoming actions and demonstrations, rather than commenting on the partly political pantomime. Things were getting a little bit silly…

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And that’s without mentioning all the Post Satire

The allure of the parliamentary spectacle is hypnotic. We suspend our disbelief, forgetting that the system is inherently corrupt. Even if by some miracle a decent group of people managed to ‘get into power’, very little would actually change because we would still be ruled by banks and mega corporations.

It’s worth fighting for that little sliver of change, sure. Every sliver is worth fighting for, but if we put all our eggs in one basket – particularly a basket as broken and corrupt as Westminster, we are setting ourselves up for a fall. Just imagine being a Bernie Sanders supporter now…or an Obama supporter on the day he received the nobel peace prize while bombing a wedding in Afghanistan…I don’t think Corbyn, or Lucas are corrupt, or corruptible – but the game they’re playing most certainly is.

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We should not be kidding ourselves that a regime change alone would lead to a positive system change. We urgently need to be taking action outside of the stale, divisive party politics of the past. It’s time for real unity.

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Ann Narkeh is proud to have produced what the Canary recently described as “some of the most brilliant front pages in Britain right now”  and will still be taking the piss out of the establishment for pure lulz if and when appropriate. It would be too easy and relatively ineffective to just keep creating populist memes commenting on a controlled narrative though.

It’s time to own the narrative.

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Here are a few upcoming and ongoing happenings to get on your to do-list and in your diary. Please help distribute this content, cheers.

RIGHTS NOT GAMES

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4th-10th September 2016 Disabled People Against Cuts want RIGHTS NOT GAMES. WEEK OF ACTION for disability rights. Solidarity Not Charity.

STOP AIRPORT EXPANSION

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1st October 2016 Reclaim the Power and others are calling for safe and peaceful action against the aviation industry, with a family-friendly flashmob and critical mass bike bloc at a London airport, (to be announced nearer the time).

TORIES OUT! 

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People’s Assembly and others have called for a national #ToriesOut demonstration at the Tory Party Conference, 2nd October 2016 – Birmingham.

ONE YEAR TO STOP THE ARMS FAIR, DSEI 2017

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Campaign Against The Arms Trade are rallying for a full year of action to make 2017 the year we shut the arms dealers down. Get involved here. #StopDSEI #DSEI2017

#DeAdvertise Climate De-Advertisement Campaign

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***ONGOING*** Britain’s Corporations must stop funding climate sceptic propaganda with the advertising they buy in the Mail, Sun, Times, Star, Express and Telegraph. These papers are currently the biggest threat to Britain’s future. #Deadvertise to Save Britain…AND THE PLANET!

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#ChickenCoup Panto Helping The Tories Get Away With MURDER! [The Occupied Sun]

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The Labour (Partly) Chicken Coup is a tragicomedy.

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Chicken Coup Pantomime 2016, part 2 [Post Satire]

The Post Satire #ChickenCoup P̶a̶n̶t̶o̶m̶i̶m̶e̶ Saga continues…

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