Like many of you I’ve seen the social media posts grumbling about the power of the State . Well , “The State” is you and me and all of us and if you don’t like what’s happening then vote to change the way things are to the way you think things should be.
Voting is the way we control the power of government.
A poor person’s vote is as valuable as a rich person’s vote. It wasn’t always so. There was a time when the poor had no vote and women had no vote, but things do change when the people raise their voice.
So now we each have two votes we can excercise – a candidate vote and a party vote which we can cast strategically to have a stronger say in how our country is run.
Not voting is not a sensible protest against how things are because a decision not to vote is to give in to how things are.
It may not be pefect but it is certainly not pointless.
Please enrol if you haven’t already done so.
Please encourage you friends and whanau to enrol.
Here’s the link , just click on it
If you don’t play you don’t get to say.
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.