Musings for the day, when thinking about my attitude to political parties, I realise that perhaps part of “voter apathy” and the convergence of political parties stand points, is that we no longer fit in tidy, political boxes.
I’m a socialist – I believe in fair distribution of wealth, that we should care for those who have been hit by hard times.
I’m a capitalist – I believe that society needs risk takers to prevent stagnation, and to encourage that risk taking there needs to be the opportunity of reward.
I’m a believer in free speech – I might disagree with what you say but I will fight for your right to say it.
I’m a believer in freedom of conscience – that I should be able to live, speak out and act in accordance with my faith’s and beliefs.
I believe that many issues have multiple facets, and often there are no easy or necessarily absolute answers.
I do believe in absolutes, of justice, of morality, of truth, and that we all will be judged by them.
So in all of that’ it’s no wonder that we can’t quite decide who to vote for so frequently don’t and then parties slowly converge and seem to change with the wind as they try to work out what on earth we actually want our politicians to stand for!