The Philosophy of Post-ideology Part Two

I strive to legitimise the proactive use of common sense
To no one theory should we have any adherence
There’s not just one problem on which we should be focusing
Nor a single strategy that we should be pursuing
In lieu of the pluralist necessities of governing
In practice, it seems that there’s a need for some of everything
(Not everything, obviously, but for Christ’s sake, let’s at least open our minds a bit)

When communications are received
Their meaning, by us, is perceived
Now, how much can you really tell from an election?
Can you seriously claim to judge preference or direction
When it’s just a part of the electorate
Looking to the perceived lesser of two evils for protection?
Only about 40% of the votes cast, according to my recollection
Were for a party in favour of short-term deficit reduction
(You have to admit, we have a pretty interesting electoral system)

Have you ever seen anything more depressing than Parliament?
Party politics takes up most of it
Constantly speaking to cover their asses
Constantly speaking, but constantly seeming flaccid
I’ve seen more vibrant sit-ins at hospital waiting rooms
And more work gets done in petting zoos
(Talk about inefficiency in public services)

Our legislators are set up to end up like they have and thus
The sole job of the whips is to hinder the democratic process
While party politics prevents opinions from being discussed
Some say to ditch Cameron, but he’s only a figurehead
Better yet, that whole thought process needs to be put to rest
Prescribing expenses, subsidies for Natwest and other largesse nonsense
(But they’re not bad people; they’re just stuck in a corrupting incentive structure)

Courted by a bunch of MBA’s
What did an industry body tell them to do today?
If we have to keep spending low so that the government can borrow
Then maybe that’s not the best way to raise money for tomorrow
So-called investors only have as much power as they’re given
Given that money is a human system
(So… why do governments have to borrow it?)

Our Parliament is littered with superfluous luncheons
False economies of consumption, corruption dressed up as private functions
That’s how we end up being metaphorically truncheoned
Now that a fast food chain and a soda company
Have been entrusted to tell the government what to do about health policy
Everyone is suddenly really thin and healthy
(Nice one)

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