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(en) Freedom 6319 5th Oct. 2002 - Parliamentary con

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Date Sat, 26 Oct 2002 11:16:52 -0400 (EDT)


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It's the time of year when the state does its best to
legitimise the capitalist con-trick of parliamentary
democracy with a voter registration drive. "Are you a crazy
anarchist? Or have you just moved house?" So screams
the half-page advert placed in national newspapers by the
Electoral Commission last week.

Other gems from ads and billboards include: "If you don't
register to vote, no one will ever know what you think",
"Turn opinion into action", "Votes are power" and the old
favourite, "If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it".
Even with the trendy, street-cred graphics used, you can
tell the last one was added later by persons unknown.
With turnout at elections dropping and general resentment
and distrust of politicians and bosses on the increase, the
ruling class are desperate to shore up the illusion of
democracy and increase their control over us.

The electoral register, along with council tax registration
and other, similar, forms of state control is just another
way for the state to keep tabs on us and (of course) find us
if we misbehave. The state throws millions of pounds into
these campaigns. We have only our imagination to fight
back with. These street cred campaigns are only good for
one thing - subvertising!
M.H.






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