Digital Press-Gang
       May 2020    Covid Virus 2020.  Broadcast on TOR-Radio  Read by Ra....

The whole system of government in the UK, and in many other democracies is very 
self serving,   self controlled,  and self centred. 

The MPs being elected by the population but once they become established 
they seem to take as little notice of their   constitunts as possible, 
Being directed more by the political party that backs them, 
Than those people who voted them in.

This isn't the correct attitude for an MP. 
It should be thier duty to get very involved locally. 
to learn the needs of your community and to fight for it. 

For many of these, especially the lazier MPs, 
an occasional chat to thier constituants in a weekly one-to-one "surgery" 
is   all the contact with the local people that they have. 
For an MP not to live full-time amongst thier voters is so WRONG.

Political parties play a game of chess with MPs to try and win votes.  
This should be totally un-acceptable.

This whole system, MPs and politicians, is a very flawed system, 
and one that only causes a them-and-us situation to arise, 
and then the problens start.

Most of what I'm saying here will be shrugged-at by most people here. 
the attitude of "I can't change it" seems to be prevelent.
Well you can change it.  
But first you need to stop just talking, turn off the TV, 
Get off your arse and do something about it.

Personally I believe that everyone should take part in politics at all levels 
and that full-time carrer-politicians should just   not be allowed to exist.
If people are actually seeking to get into politics at any level 
they are very likely to be the wrong person for the job.

I also believe that "the government" 
and by that I mean politicians, MPs, ministers, and all those being controlled by them 
and in the pay of them,  have a fixed agenda.

That Is...   To firstly keep this current system of government in-place by any means at hand.
That means using the police, army etc.. to keep the rest of us in check. 
this is a hierachical system the strings are pulled from above.

The Ministers control the politicians, the army, the home-office, the police 
right down to the local and county-councils.
Now lets talk about changing things a bit..   Or a lot..  
Just how much is down to all of us....

The majority of anarchists I talk to, or who e-mail me here at "info at Tor Radio dot org" 
are generally against the voting process, 
and do, or try to take a more direct and active interraction with politics.   

This is usually on a very local basis. Although there are many who attack from the top. 
This is well-meaning, but doesn't   always get the results they want.

My own view on this is that the system can only be changed using the tools provided.

To achieve this, that everyone, Especially us anarchists should vote. 
and vote to cause the biggest change. 

I would never vote for a facist or racist party. 
BUT I will vote for any party that causes politicians to crap themselves.   
These political dictators need to learn that it is the PEOPLE that should come first, 
not the system of government, and definately not any particular political party.   

Can you imagine the utter chaos that would be caused in parliament 
by having a majority of non party-aligned-individuals, and groups of just a few MPs.
Now that's the beginning of real anarchism...


Getting a voice.   Now this is important.  
As I said earlier, the way to change the system is by using it against itself.

OK, so as well as your usual protests, meetings and campaigns,  
Why not add another tool to your kit. something that these 
politicians understand. get yourself registered to vote. 

OK, before you switch off. just listen for a bit... It won't take long. 

Many of us don't like the idea of "big brother" having our details and addresses. 
And some just steer totally clear for legal reasons.   

Some of us just don't want to give the system an address to raid at dawn 
to try and arrest us for some past "alledged offence". 
I can understand that, After all,
It's not as if I have a licence from the government to run this station and transmit to you right ?...

It's not nice having PC-Plod knocking at your door at half five in the morning.   

If this is the reason you aren't registered to vote then we as a group need to find a solution.

Maybe community addresses for mail-forwarding and your voting-card to be sent to.   
  You could then just apply for a postal vote, or turn up in-person to cast your vote.

Or possibly each of us who have a fixed address could "adopt" a fellow anarchist or two for postal and 
registration purposes.  I would!    Would you?

Can you imagine a small community with a few hundred more votes, and us all voting for a change together,  
   Now thats putting some real shit in the pie...

People here in the UK have some very odd ideas on this whole "Brexit" thing.   

Lets face it. when the voting happened and some of us, well actually more of us than expected, 
went down the road to put a cross in a box.  
If the choices read   "STAY-IN"   "LEAVE"   "Politicians are tossers" 
I think pretty much the entire country would have voted  "TOSSERS" !
I know I would have!

The really irritating thing about the whole "brexit" thing 
isn't that it was voted one way or the other. 

The meadia plays-up on the whole stay-or-leave thing. 
It sells papers and advertising time on your TeeVee... 

Because - untimately it doesn't matter as much as the media would have us believe. 

Because - we all really know that the current system of corrupt politicians and abuse of power would just continue.

The really irritating part is, 
that most of the useless sodding political parties in this country are totally ignoring the vote that was cast,
and are trying to salvage something to please thier buisness-buddies, 
when they should be pleasing the public. 
Lets face it, if say, the conservative party, 
and it could be any of the parasitic parties.. 
If they won an election by a similar majority, 
and then labour decided to stay in..   
there would be total fucking chaos with 
  everyone spitting-out thier dummies.   

After all the current bitch of a prime-minister got into office with a damn sight less.  

Any MP from labour, conservative, green, and others too should be not just ashamed of themselves, 
but removed from office and by force if they don't leave by thamselves. 
They are useless wastes of good breathing air. 
and continuing to claim wages   for not doing what they were told to is an insult.

Now is the perfect time to get yourself involved in this....    

Use the systems tools to dismantle it, 
or at least to seriously weaken it hopefully to the point of collapse.   

This is why YOU need a voice 
why you need to find a safe place to register to vote. 
And then,  we can all vote together for chaos.A fair number of us were born in the punk-era. A time of strikes, racism and
a time when the authority of governments was challenged. 

We were used to telling our teachers, parents, and each-other just to fuck off.  
My mum still reminds me of my rebellious past, and knows very little about my 
current activities!.

When I was younger it seemed like every week I was stopped by a dickhead cop
or some muppet secuity-type wanted to try and search me. And now during these
viral times it's starting again.  There is no real need for anyone to know 
where you are going, your name or your motives provided you aren't causing
problems that will screw-up other people's lives.  

The petty minded secutity guards and jobsworth brainded cops who seem to thrive
on being bullies are now happy once more. Dressed in their wanna-be-special, tactical
jackets with thier batman-type utility belts. they think they have the right to 
fuck you about...

We all know these dickheads are just-that,  A waste of good breathing-air.
BUT we should treat it as a reminder that we all have our freedoms, and the 
responsibility to keep ourselves and our families our friends etc, safe too. 

There are some who seem to think they are immune from catching this virus, and 
therefore are insisting that they should just be allowed to go on with life as usual.

these people aren't neccisarily thinking about the consequences of thier actions.

These people are sometimes the more stupid members of our communities. They will
of course still catch the virus, Still suffer from it's effects, and die,  and 
even worse pass it on to the others around them. I heard one teenager saying to his mate,
"I don't care, if they die I'll get the fucking house". I assume the "they" are his
parents.  I'm just thankful that all teenagers aren't as selfish as this.

These self-important people who lack a common sense are the ones who will make the whole thing far 
worse for everybody through thier own stupidity. and will keep this virus happily
infecting people for years to come because they have plenty of self-rightiousness
and fuck all common-sense.

The freedom to do whatever we want, Whenever we want is fantastic. But we need
to remember the other part of that deal....   and thats the part that says
....So long as it affects nobody else....  As anarchists we all want our freedoms
and will fight for them, and we know internally,that this has both freedoms and limitations
all together in that one deal.  

  Written By S-Bluck. for broadcast by TOR Radio 2020.