What I have been failing to understand in my recent introspections is how one group of people, a minority, can reflect and represent the views of 65 million people as a whole. When put like this, the whole idea of our governmental system seems absolutely preposterous and slightly archaic. As I discovered on a recent visit to the Houses of Parliament, the idea of it being archaic, is completely true. You only have to look at the designs and the way the building is laid out, to understand that modern politics in Britain is still firmly stuck in the past. The horrid taste of privately educated, out of touch politicians lingers in the air. Remember, these are the people who are supposedly representing everyone in Britain today, including the younger generation. You only have to look at someone like Jacob Rees-Mogg to know that this is definitely not a place which can best represent the way that society is today. It is very clear that politics needs a massive overhaul, and to do away with the ridiculous, petulant traditions and rituals that embody British politics.
For many weeks now I have been studying the concept of Anarcho-syndicalism, at first with much skepticism, but now with more intrigue than anything else. It is a fascinating theory, popularised mostly by Noam Chomsky, who based his ideas off Rudolph Rocker. Anarcho-syndicalism focusses mainly on having separated communities and societies that govern themselves. The basis for this is to ensure that power is not centralised, and that direct democracy is more prevalent than representative democracy.
I am of the belief that a modified anarchistic society could have the potential to be a more beneficial, more peaceful society. I have been told multiple times that I should “join a political party”. This is something that I am extremely hesitant to do, simply due to the fact that I don’t believe political parties that claim to want to represent everybody in a society are the right thing in the governing of a community. The apparent need for these political parties to gain centralised power, and establish a dominance over everyone else, as if to say we are better than you, and although you can’t do anything about this outdated system of governing, it’s tough, because if it ain’t broke don’t fix it right? The problem is that it is very much broke, and politics in Britain is going to be a due a massive change in the coming years.
A truly viable change in the system would be to allow people to split off into separate communities and allow them to govern themselves. This way, there would be no centralised power at the top, controlling the way that every single person within a, and I hesitate to use the word country, because I really do hate the whole concept of countries, and a supposed need for imperialists to continue to enhance their power by creating imaginary borders, which don’t truly exist. However, to change the system, you have to work within the system, so a solution to modern politics would be to have communities separate and govern themselves.
This was more of a revision type thing for my government and politics class at college, but it really is within my interests, and it is always nice to channel my thoughts and feelings of politics in this country.