If the Egyptians had built pyramids from the point up, they would have fallen over.

pyramid
One: The whole of this election’s media coverage focuses on the main Parties making promise after promise to do things they either won’t because they never intended to, or in a coalition, they’ll negotiate something different. Who gives a toss? No wonder the masses are deserting to protest groups on the fringes or will join the largest group of all: not voting. What a total farce.
Two: Once the bun fight is over real people in real places like Frome get on with making real decision on how we manage with the scraps that come from above and – in the main – with what we do for ourselves. Fourty Nine people are standing for seventeen town council seats in Frome; a huge range of community groups are both thriving and struggling for survival; there is a buzz about the place….. and that will be true all over the country.

We are led by the nose (and other more painful bits) by the media to believe that the top of the pyramid matters more than the foundations. So pernicious is this that even local politicians are fixated on the national issues. This is a key cause of our retaining an increasingly dysfunctional ‘democracy’. Either this changes or the pyramid falls – simple really.
I have no interest whatsoever in today’s empty promises by ‘our leaders’, I’m off to talk to the bloke who wants to develop a ‘pay what you want’ cafe, and the team starting the Library of Things.

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Peter Macfadyen

Social activist, ex Mayor and Leader of Frome Town Council, author, public speaker, undertaker, grandfather.

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