Road to Nowhere

Just having a vote every few years in what is in effect an elected dictatorship does not constitute a democracy. The voices of the people are actually closed in behind a two party arrangement where those with power offer limited opportunities for people to take part in the running of the country.

In the following article written by George Monbiot you get a flavour of the modern UK and an understanding of how this country is actually managed.

https://www.monbiot.com/2018/08/24/my-way-or-the-highway/

 

 

The Blackbird

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She flew in, bobbed to an ungainly halt, tail fanned high for balance

Soft brown, her feathers held a sheen in the sun, she stood uneasily in the remains of collapsed narcissi and their straggling limp leaves

Watchful and ready to flee at the slightest wrong movement, settling took time

Assessing the safety of her surroundings, with eyes wide open, she bent forward and pecked in the soil of the weathered plastic tub seeking nourishment

Amidst what green survived she found sustenance to keep her strong until her young and she might move on.

 

CLP  20/05/2018