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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

The average voter is fed up - with being fed garbage

In response to an FT article by Janan Ganesh on 6th April 2015, entitled 'The average voter is immune to romance and rhetoric'

Mr Ganesh

It'll be a long few weeks for you having to find interesting things to write about Moribund, Ballsup, Cummerbund & here's a thought for you...

How engaging would it be if a politician decided to speak the truth about the mountain of garbage in our politics, rather than trying to climb to the top of it. What if someone 'big' stood up and declared:

'We've been lying to you for so long, we believe it ourselves...we've made promises we can't keep to bribe you to vote for us...we've lied about our reasons for doing so many things that we have to keep telling lies to cover them up, and now we're increasingly afraid to tell you the truth about anything....we're in a mess, and I'm as sick and tired of this charade as you are... I'd like to have an honest conversation about what we want from government so please ask your candidate every awkward question you can think of, and chuck out anyone who trots out the party line or says anything that smacks of deceit or self seeking'.

Here's a starter-for-ten Mr Ganesh:

I'd vote for that.

Tony Blair to take a bigger role in Labour election campaign? No thanks

God help America if these two are the best on offer