Today is the day. May 7th 2015: The day when the entire nation goes into a frenzy to get their votes in for the general election. I on the other hand am at home working today, five minutes walk away from a local polling station yet I will not be voting.
I was in two minds whether to admit to the world that I'm not voting today. I've seen a vast amount of Facebook statuses saying "REMOVE ME OFF YOUR FRIENDS LIST IF YOU VOTED FOR BLA BLA BLA" or "If you don't vote then don't moan". So, I am a little worried (I'll be honest) that readers/friends/family will hate me and I'll ruin my blog BUT then again no one is holding a gun to my head telling me I must vote or I die. It's not a mandatory thing so I certainly don't appreciate people being so ignorant towards people's personal choices.
Firstly, I have no interest in politics and therefore I don't understand terms such as democrats and Nick Clegg. I mean, WHO is Nick Clegg? But that's a whole other misunderstanding on my part. I was never taught politics at school so I am clueless about it all; just like Mr Joey Essex. Maybe the winner of the election this year can take away stupid lessons such as Religious Studies (which I miraculously got an A in) and start teaching children about politics. If religion is an optional thing to believe and take part in, then politics needs to start being introduced to future children.
Secondly, I have no idea what each party has brought to the table in terms of things they will (apparently) change, cut and introduce. I am not someone who is naive to believe in something people will say just because they want something to bad. You do realise everything that each party has brought forward is probably just a pack of lies, right? Of course we all exaggerate when we want something. I mean, I've lost count of times I've promised to make my mother a 'cuppa tea just to get a lift somewhere and then completely failed in the making of the tea. But hey, I got my lift.
This country went to pot a very long time ago. Whilst I appreciate everything this country has fought for over the years (the wars, the freedom, the right for women to vote etc); it was all a waste of time. I don't need to even explain but you get the general picture.
To be quite frank, I think voting is a load of bollox. I am all for people who believe in something so if you have voted in the election then by all means, I respect that :) Everyone has the right to their own opinion and political view! Of course, I think it is great that we are coming together as a country to determine what happens in the UK within the next five years; but seriously, when do we care otherwise? I should be in the corner right now keeping quiet about my opinions on voting, elections and the government in fear; but I simply refuse to feel guilty about my own personal opinion about it all.
So no, I WON'T be moaning about how the country is running within the next five years purely because I am used to the fact I live in a country who pretend they care about the people when they really don't. If they did, it would be easy to get a job, easy to buy a house and easy to fund further education. JUST LIKE IT WAS EASY TO DO ALL OF THIS IN THE OLD DAYS WHEN THE COUNTRY CARED ABOUT ITS PEOPLE.
So, THIS ladies and gentleman is WHY I refuse to vote. I don't believe in any kind of bullshit that any man or woman has thrown onto the table with a lousy promise that things will change. Things never change and never will. Now let me carry on brainstorming ideas on how to pay back my sky high ridiculous University fees.