“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
Abraham Lincoln

“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.”
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

“In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.”
Matt Taibbi, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

 

elections aren’t one off

they are continuous over time.

you don’t expect us to get it perfect

tell me the nation that has done so

our elections are work in progress

 

ballot boxes are stuffed?

that’s not new.

we are just replicating

our polluticians or is it politicians

the way they stuff themselves

of our resources.

 

our votes may not count

who count them anyway?

is that not a sign of –

work in progress?

 

we may use thugs as guards

is that new?

we‘ve always use intimidation

so we are behaving true to type

why chide us

that we can’t organise elections?

are we expected to get it right every time?

 

don’t you know?

our politics is winner take all?

and who recognises losers?

our elections are ‘do- or- die’ affair

isn’t our elections work in progress?

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