Many people have asked me if I am voting today. Yes, I am! Not only did the suffragette movement fight hard to give women the right to have their say, voting for any party is a public vote saying, ‘I back your leadership, ethics and principles, and trust you will serve me, my family and the environment as best you can.’
Lamentably, the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP, are all following the same value systems that I feel directly oppose what I believe. So it doesn’t matter if I vote for the puppet on the right, or the puppet on the left, or the puppet in the middle, things are not going to change because they all, more or less, share the same capitalist* perspective.
If I vote for any of the major political parties it will be business as usual and all parties have been responsible for the following; war, arms trading, drug prohibition, fracking, continuous growth in all industry sectors, increased consumption and mountains of debt, regardless of the devastating consequences it is having on our collective health and wellbeing, and that of all living things who share this planet with us. And if I don’t vote I am indirectly endorsing a system and saying it’s OK to act in such a way.
I no longer want to be considered a part of this unjust and corrupted system, so I am publicly voting for the Green Party manifesto that includes vital and urgent social and environmental needs in its policy-making.
I don’t agree with all their policies, and some I have difficulties with, but sadly, they are the only Party that have the environment at the top of their political agenda.
For me, this is the only party to choose from, because this is the only party who values the environment, social, and welfare needs, as importantly as I do.
Changing our Value Systems
I realised a long time ago that I no longer wanted to vote for a Political Party that endorses such negative and destructive actions towards our natural resources and each other. It became clear that if I wanted to have my voice heard, I had to vote according to my value systems. So I vote Green, because I can exercise my freedom to choose and, it says ‘I care about this planet and the future of all the children, and their children, and their children’s children.’
Making a Difference
I also know that my vote is one in a vast ocean of votes, but I also feel strongly that by voting I am also sending my energetic choice into the collective unconscious, which is adding to all the other energetic ripples, and influencing the outcome.
This isn’t some airy fairy idea. This is a scientific understanding that there is a resonance field that picks up all our energy and this also has an impact on what is happening in our collective reality.
End of an Era
We are at the end of an era. Politics is no longer definable by left and right. We can only discern the difference by their value systems, so choose the party that best defines you.
And if you don’t like any of the major parties there are so many independent parties to choose from including the Above and Beyond Party, Animal Welfare Party, Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol Party, Peace Party, Pirate Party, Young People’s Party UK.
Each vote has an energetic effect on what happens next, and I definitely want to be a part of influencing this future.
*Oxford Dictionary’s definition of Capitalism; “An economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state:”
an era of free-market capitalism
private ownership is a key feature of capitalism