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Friday, 20 November 2015
We live in crazy times.
What is it about political leaders, or prospective political leaders?
In the USA they've got tyrannical Trump, in the UK they've got comical Corbyn, in North Korea they have fat boy Kim Jong-Un, the Russians have Putin, the Syrians have Assad, and Zimbabwee-wee has Mugabe. I could go on, but I expect you get my drift. There are weird and dangerous people everywhere, and they all have one thing in common; they wish to dictate how we all should live.
On the understanding that prospective political leaders are all either megalomaniacs or just plain despots, isn't it about time that the world abandoned individual 'leaders' as such, and gave back the power to collective citizenship?
In this age of computers it would be very simple to have a small non-partisan committee who formulated important political and social questions; these could be posted on the net once a month, and the citizens would simply need to vote yes or no. Voting would take no more than a few minutes per month; and should even be made obligatory. Here is an example of the type of question that could be asked.
Should the annual salary of Essex Council's chief executive be fixed at......
With the touch of a button, the people could then decide.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!