Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Free Change

Whatever your political leaning (or lack of), Christopher Hitchen’s latest ‘Fighting Talk’ entry on the emptiness of the slogans being tossed around in the pre-election elections is certainly on the money. It is true the word change has come up an awful lot.

I also read ‘How to be free’ over the last few days and while some of it was a bit far-fetched the chapter on why we should choose not to vote, not out of apathy, but out of the opposite, a conscious decision, was very interesting and thoughtful; why condone a system you don’t believe works, is fair, operates well or indeed is just any good, by taking part in the voting process (to paraphrase massively)?

I would recommend reading just that chapter, without paying for it, perhaps in a quiet section of a bookstore – that’s how to be free.

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