Jeff, your post is very thought-provoking, and I have to say I feel exactly the same. I don’t think my 17 year-old self would recognise the angry person I am today.
I’ve always hated injustice, but I’ve had to live through far too much of it since the tories got into power, to be able to reign it in the way I used to be able to.
Too many of my friends and family are, like me, having to live with the results of this so-called austerity, which was brought on us by the rich elite.
We need to get the Labour Party into power, so we can at least see what can be done for all of us, instead of just for the rich and powerful.
The General Election has entered familiar and predicable territory. The Tories, struggling to resurrect a failing campaign, devoid of policy and, well, any campaigning, have opted to distract and smear instead. It’s a sign that they are terrified and ultimately a backhanded compliment for Labour.
However it is important we challenge their attempts to pull the wool over our eyes. Their obsession with dredging up long lost quotes and comments and their desire to distort for their own ends, is worrying. If it’s not challenged, politics could become a sterile exercise, with people terrified to voice opinions for fear of falling outside the ‘mainstream’.
I’m nearly fifty now. It actually pains me to write that. Not that I’m ashamed of my age. It’s just, well, I really don’t know how it happened. Like many of you reading this, it feels like one minute I was 17, then I blinked and…
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