Election Myths # 1: Voting is a Duty

With just over two weeks to go until the UK General election, the delicious thought that the mind-numbingly tedious and patronising campaign will soon be at an end is beginning to warm my heart. Before it ends, I want to spend just a few short pieces looking at the issue of voting, or rather to take a look at some […]

It’s the Maths, Stupid!

I just finished watching a few minutes of the latest debate between the UK Party leaders in the mind-numbingly tedious spectacle known as the UK General Election campaign. Yes, I know I really ought to have better things to do with my time, and I have, but then again I thought that I ought to make at least a token effort to show some […]

Democracy US Wants to Export: 330 Million Citizens and It’s Down to Another Clinton and Another Bush

In the run up to the UK General Election in a few weeks, I will be posting a series of short articles looking at the giant fraud that we call democracy. But before I get onto that, I want to draw your attention to this piece, which helpfully sums up a lot of what is wrong with our electoral systems, […]

Boris Nemtsov and Western Myopia

The murder of the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov still hasn’t been solved. At least not by those who have been charged with solving it, that is the Moscow authorities. Of course we in the West do not suffer from the same problems that the investigators might have: uncovering the murder weapon, establishing possible motives, finding out why the 23-year-old Ukrainian “model and actress” that was walking […]

Not so Colourful Revolutions

One of the reasons a lot of people in the West seem to keep falling for the various “colour revolutions” and “springs” that have taken place over the past decade or so, is that they often look — to those whose knowledge of the country in question is limited — to be a straightforward cases of democracy in action: a […]