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#365daysofpolitics day 11: the missing day

You may have noticed day 10 went missing. My excuse is a camping trip with friends, although we did chat a bit about politics so it wasn’t a completely politics-free day.

That brings me nicely on to something I’ve been thinking about. I feel guilty if I don’t have much to show for a day. But maybe that’s okay, and maybe a little bit each day is what I should be aiming for rather than big strides.

On to today… Some debate on the Manifesto, followed by some tech work for Something New while watching a terrible film.

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;

Picture: Flag of the EZLN, Wikipedia