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Anger is a gift

Use that anger.

That’s what Andy Bennetts, parliamentary candidate for Class War in Lichfield said during a hustings at the weekend.

A favourite song of mine is Freedom by Rage Against The Machine. It includes this line:

Anger is a gift.

I love that because I believe it. My anger at our political system has motivated me to do something. I’ve chipped in a little work Democracy Club, actively contribute (and evangelise) the OpenPolitics Manifesto, and have helped with the Something New party.

Anger can motivate like nothing else, so if, like me, you’re angry at politicians, do as Andy says and use it.

There’s something else that Andy said that I think we could all┬ádo a little better.

Organise and fight

Here’s a few suggestions;

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