Get email from Ali Said Omar Ibrahim, the Chair of the Centre for Peace and Democracy in Somalia. Trying to set up peace and democracy in a place torn to shreds by war and lawlessness.
An Bhaghdad Rose writes today (see link to right) About the elections. I still wish to participate in it and I still think about it everyday, should I go? what if I die? who will raise my daughter after me and her father, we will go together.
Makes you realise that even living under Tories and New Labour is better than living in a country without law.
Not enough people know that "Tony Blair, a PM" is an anagram of "I am Tory Plan B".
Years ago, we wanted to run an election under the slogan, "Vote Green, they are better than a pack of mad yaks". The vicar, who was about to print our leaflets, though not a good idea. I suggested "No matter who you vote for, the Government always get in. So vote Green, they never get in." The local party thought that was a bit negative.
In Britain, the best we can do is to laugh about politics. For Ali and Rose, there is not much to laugh about. But the neo-cons may be about to wipe laughter out of politics in the West, unless they fall over. I think they will fall over.
I wish the Green Party could do something to help the Centre for Peace and Democracy. Have sent Ali's letter on to the GP discussion list. FWIW.