Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Aaaah!  I am so very sick of the party political conference season.  They occur every year in England for this that or the other party.  Now, in addition, I have to survive the annual conferences for the Scottish and the Welsh politicos.  Strange to say, I am not aware of anything quite so similar for Northern Ireland, but then that corner of the United Kingdom is always bubbling with some political foray or other.

Anyway, to get back to the ever so tedious situation we are currently and hopefully coming to the end of for a week or two. These blasted conferences are for the media, and what expensive circuses they prove to be.  Rarely, if ever, are the politicians talking to the people, to the nation they are supposed to be serving.  These gatherings are blatantly self-serving jamborees.

The speeches at the conferences, the sideshows, are all designed for the media, to make most  impact, not necessarily the best one.  The individuals all vie for biggest headlines.  The latest fad, is to create the most stark promises and offer the deepest doom and gloom.  There is a putsch to develop a national  siege psychology; there are scare tactics, running through every thread of thought uttered, and each party is trying to outdo the other in the art.

I, for one, am not looking for false happiness, nor am I wanting  a ruddy great slough of  political despond.  Current day politics and many of the politicians we have, of  all shades, I might add,  are very flawed. They are depressing enough in their own right.  I just want a space, a peaceful one, where I can regenerate my energies to motivate myself to ordinary every day life before the next round of political fisticuffs start with the General Election Campaign, which draws ever!


TG said...

Good post. I can totally feel you on this one. Although we have a new government since last year, I'm getting sick of politics. I deem my voting as a duty, but I'm not sure, if I'm going to vote next time. Or I'll vote for some no name party (like the Green party is here). It's so much noise and BS for nothing. Waste of time and money.

ZACL said...

I consider voting a duty; I am beginning to feel I shall be doing some strategic voting next time round, that is to add a vote to an 'also ran'. I am not thrilled with all the games currently being played out and all the media scores that are being settled, by any of the representatives of any issue. I am concerned about all the extremes that are being enacted by all those in the media eye.

Vincent said...

Interesting how different we are. I see the conferences as reassuring. The next government will have principles with which I feel almost entirely comfortable. the existing government has displayed its hopelessness for all to see. the third party (in England that is) shows itself in its usual light.

So perhaps it's a good thing we don't discuss religion, politics or the other thing, whatever that is.

ZACL said...

Yes, I am aware some people like the conferences. I was an avid follower of all political noise in and out of the seasons, once.

"The other thing" sounds highly esoteric. :)