Picking a political leader in this province for the upcoming election is a ridiculous process. I find it less stressful to set fire to a small pile of $100 bills in the back yard.
The whole idea bothers me as we have seen a two-party system nearly ruin this province twice already. We have choices but the majority knows who will win this time. The only difference is who will do the best job in hiding scandals.
I equate politicians to a screaming child who won't eat their vegetables. First, they don't want to eat the peas, then they do, take them away and they cry more, give them back and they cry again. The question is do they want them or do they want a fight instead. If we continue to give them, then take away (peas) we give them what they want and the process continues, this childish behaviour is like an election and the politicians know how to manipulate the voter this way, just like a spoiled child.
By voting we encourage this bad behaviour and the child gets their way again and again. This is the reason many people don't vote at all, we have been accustomed to this kind of politics and we allow them to repeat it over and over again.
The only way to stop this insane process is to stop voting, the loss of such a vast amount of voters will give a future candidate the idea that there is a market share of voters and throw his or her hat in the ring thus showing that supply and demand in the market place works.
We could easily just vote for the least popular party in protest but that will result in the "throw away" vote. We need a show of disproval by unfortunately refusing to take part in a system that has failed us over and over again, by not giving these spoiled, baby, overpaid politicians what they want and stop giving them the attention they cry for is the only way the market place will supply a need for a better choice.
I want people to understand this is not an unpatriotic thing to do, nor is it irresponsible and nonsensical. This is the best way get the point across to the ones that for some reason or other seem to think that we are sheeple and not people, our daily lives are surrounded by politics so we should be involved in politics, unfortunately by ignoring the childish actions we are accustomed to.
Bill Derkson Chilliwack