If I am honest, I have just the last few years taken an interest in the suits that are supposed to 'run' our country. But having asked around my locals, the majority of our future generation don't even know who the prime minister is.
I can't help getting really mad when I watch these political television shows, and listen to these members of parlaiment preaching to us how we are supposed to be living our lives in the UK, when the common person just has absolutely no say at all. We are supposed to be a democracy, but our 'system' is a joke. I'm angry at this accusation from the government that people on benefits are responsible for the economy being in the shape it's been in recently. I'm not on benefits, I know that people abuse the system. But every cart has its bad apples, and our government are no exception. In fact if only they were only screwing the taxpayer for £71 a week.. but my point is this - if there were some kind of political education within schools made compulsary, surely it would greaten the chance for younger people to stay or get in touch with the way that our country works. The knock on effects can only be a good thing surely?
I just think that if I had been exposed to some kind of political education as a youth - I would have liked to have gotten involved, and have a say in steering a particular area in the right direction. I'm by no means clued up when it comes to politics, but I can't help feeling that our country is a mess. And who is to blame for that? I'm angry about lots of things. I'm angry that genuine people in need are being penalised, while the governments over payment to elderly citizens for a heating grant has only just been sorted out, and my neighbour who is a self confessed rich guy has just received a cheque for £250, which he just doesn't need. And admits he doesn't need. I'm angry that people aren't means tested. I'm trying hard not to go on too many tangents, I just want to know if anyone else agrees that some basic kind of political education would be a good idea. Or if not, why not. I would have had not the first clue how to go about trying to make our country a better place when younger. Our opinion was just to leave it to someone else. I didn't even know that I had the option, the same I am sure, as a lot of other angry people my age (I'm 32).