Saturday, 6 June 2009

In the Kingdom of the Blind...

I've got a radical suggestion for you.

It occurred to me whilst I was scrolling through the bogroll of a Euro Election ballot paper the other day deciding which bunch of chancers to send off to expense account heaven in Brussels. I tried to be positive and non-cynical but couldn't find anyone to give me that "Obama Rush" of enthusiasm a voter needs to feel inspired and connected with the socio-political World of today.

And that was just it.

Standing in an under-used social hall with a pencil and paper confronted by dozens of names and parties I'd never heard of left me with the idea that many people have become detached from the free democratic system that our forefathers fought so hard to build up and protect. We live in an information rich age where a single civil servant can leave billions of names and details down the back of his train seat, yet most of us are information-poor when it comes to obtaining the knowledge we need to support democracy properly. "In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king" does appear to hold water as we have Mr Brown in charge.

So here's my idea, starting now.

There IS a party, a young organization of 22,000 highly talented individuals whose work we all deal with on a daily basis. They are highly profitable yet don't require subsidy or support, they don't have a "blame culture" but just get on with their job in a perfect "low flat hierarchy" with the admirable mission statement "don't do harm".

They are not afraid to experiment with new ideas which are nurtured until they can stand on their own feet and make a positive contribution to the community. They know about our daily lives in great detail and know where all the information in the World is kept.

So come on, let's give them our wholehearted support! They CAN rule the World!

Vote Google!



21 comments:

Roses said...

Woo Hoo! First!

I agree. I vote for Google!

I would trust an MP/MEP as far as I could kick them. I would trust a person who said they wanted to become one, even less.

Dave said...

It will all end in tears.


Amazing. WV is 'Obama'. What are the odds against that, eh?

john.g. said...

If they'll get us out of the EU, i'm in!

Sarah said...

Well said Rog, Google for ...something....
I got in a right old muddle having two lengthy bits of paper to put my X on, ended up putting the wrong X on the wrong paper....or was it the other way around.....it was so dark and gloomy in the booth I could barely see anyway. Some may say women should never have got the vote in the first place, for just that reason.....hormones or something.. Ha

Sarah said...

PS. Roses: for one scary minute I thought you had your tits out...Ha ha it's your scarf

Rog said...

Roses: When times are frugal, let's vote Google! Thanks for your support!

Dave: I remember being moist eyed and optimistic about that nice young chap Mr Bliar when I voted him in. Bastard.

John: Google are citizens of the World ... multinational and international. Apart from France, of course...

Sarah: It's all so archaic with the papers and the pencils isn't it? There's a good case for turning everything into a reality show "I want to govern the Country get me in here" so we could all just text in. Simon Cowell and Piers Moron would be shot in the first edition.

Rog said...

Sarah: Your eyesight is a bit dodgy isn't it!

Sarah said...

Yes, it's my age, LOL

Dave said...

Actually, I always think that when I see Rose's avatar. I've had to enlarge it several times, just to check.

KAZ said...

Sounds like a good plan - I'll just Google Google to find out what they offer.

Rog said...

Thanks Dave & Sarah for raising the tone of this discussion.

Kaz: If you google google you may be in danger of disappearing up your own wotsit.

Geoff said...

I would have voted Jeeves but he's on Twitter.

Rog said...

Geoff: I though Jeeves went off to Worcester?

Z said...

Sarah and Dave, you're a right pair yourselves. Poor Rose - take no notice. Particularly of Dave's enlargement.

Rog, I thought that Google rule the world already, even without our votes?

The Dotterel said...

Why don't you stand, Rog? (I reckon I was the only one in our area not standing. The ballot paper was more like a telephone directory...)

Rog said...

Z: They are keeping abreast of things. You are right about Google though.

Dott: What would I want to be a Brussels Millionaire for? ....er, drat...too late!

Billy said...

I'd like to vote for eBay.

Rog said...

Billy: In that case you need to wait until 15 seconds before before 10pm when the ballot closes then rush frantically through the polling station door. It's the only way unless you have sniping software.

Christopher Campbell-Howes said...

Good idea, and good to see election fever gripping the household ... when times are hard and the watchword is 'frugal', and it's time to blow your political bugle, did you address Mrs Rine with a smile conjugal, saying 'Far be it from me to suggest what you do, girl, but your vote won't be wasted if you cast it for Yahoo'?

Rog said...

Christopher: I think you need to get signed URGENTLY for a rap album deal. You'll require a new name like CCH or "50 Franks" though.

Roses said...

Sarah and Dave, I feel flattered. Though, not being funny, I'm fast approaching 40, and they weren't shoulder level, even when they were perky!