Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Guilt of the Apathetic

I read with interest the other day about the BNP party putting forward their highest number of candidates for the council elections. It goes without saying that this is a worrying development. The reasons for this growth by the BNP is pretty obvious. There is a dangerous increase in apathy amongst voters. People take little or no interest in politics both local and national. Consequently, we see a rise in extremist politics and a threat to our democracy. Make no mistake, anybody who fails to use their democratic right or refuses to engage in political debate, will have to live with the consequences. The apathetic are as much to blame as the people who support these beliefs. To me you are one and the same.