Friday, May 02, 2008

This time we should plan for the future.

Oh dear. How sad it is that Labour have performed poorly in the local elections. Read here. It could not have happened to a nicer bunch. The cycle is almost complete and the general election due in the next few years will bring us full circle and then we will start the whole thing again.

So after we all finish celebrating we need to ensure that this time we plan a little for the future. It's not that difficult to plan for more than four years ahead, many people, organisations and even some countries do it all the time. Although clearly not our country.

My general understanding, and this is general, is that younger people have fewer assets and lower paying jobs whilst the older ones have collected assets and experience that gives well paid jobs.

Thus the younger ones vote Labour because they believe they will take the money from the rich, not them, and pass it to them in the form of benefits and tax concessions. The older ones vote Tory because they believe that they will let them keep more of their money and give them tax concessions. This group is pretty evenly balanced with a bias towards the lower paid.

Thus the floaters are the key players. The ones in the middle who can vote either Labour or Tory depending on the current state of the nation. High taxes that encompass the lower earners or high cost of living will turn them into Tories or where their heart is really into Labour either no vote or vote for dead wood like Lib Dems. Thus the core voters are almost equally split between Labour and Tory but the floaters make the difference and always have and as there are always winners and losers under the systems we have in place now so the floaters fluctuate.

Of course Labours way of gaining larger market share is for them to import more of the lower paid with no assets and the Tory way is to change their policies to appeal more to the middle market. It's a bit like marketing but you are allowed to lie and cheat with impunity.

So now Labours time is nearly over and they will be put out to pasture for a few years, approx 20 or so from history what can we do to ensure it is longer because, selfishly, I'll be retiring about the time they will be making a comeback and I don't want my pitiful assets seized just then thank you with another Socialist experiment because they claim this time we won't repeat the same mistakes as they aim for Socialist experiment version 2028.

So how exactly do we ensure that this latest example of the results of this version of the Socialist experiment are remembered? The kids being born now will not remember the hardship we are going through the same as we didn't in the late 70s and thus this lot were voted in. So we need to make sure they are remembered.

My proposal, and it may be controversial, is that every day first thing in the morning in the formative years up till they are 10 we play them DVDs of Socialism through the ages. Whilst showing images of starving people and people without Playstations and iPods we give them painful electric shocks up the arse. Then when it comes time to vote unconsciously they will have a terrible fear of voting for any socialists. Of course socialists will not do this to their children but this will at least swing the Tory voters rebel children away from Socialism at a critical time in my lifepolitics.

I'm sure you may have other ideas and I'm willing to listen. I can assure you my kids would appreciate it too.


At 4:47 pm, Blogger Semaj Mahgih said...

Good paragraph 3 and 4 analysis, Bag.

At 5:31 pm, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 6:57 pm, Blogger John East said...

I prefer more subtle techniques. When my kids were younger and we saw gross, gobby members of the underclass I always referred to them as labour voters. This subterfuge has guaranteed my kids have grown up on the side of the light, even though they are now aware that the overwhelming majority of my "labour voters" are actually non-voters.

At 8:17 pm, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 12:42 am, Blogger Bag said...

James, Thanks.

Uber, :)

John, Yet you can see your kind hearted way wears off when they think logicaly. My way is seared into their subconscious.

At 8:12 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At our house, we refer to labour voters as "the great unwashed"


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