So the General Election has been called in Ireland. There will be media coverage of little else from now until polling day on Friday 26th February. But I am so over politicians. I’m even over being an activist.

Things have got nasty over the past five years: I don’t agree with imprisoning people in cars, and intimidating someone just because you don’t like their policies. It’s the start of a slippery slope.

I still have no idea who I should vote for. Once again I am mostly afraid of being disappointed. Afraid of broken promises, and remembering the advice to politicians from one commentator:

“Never make a promise you cannot break”

Yet it seems the election will be all about throwing promises of money and services at voters. Tinkering with this, and tweaking that. No big vision for a better society.

This is what I want, but I don’t expect it to happen.

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