UKIP: The Damp Squib!

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I have been half watching the position of UKIP in the polls for the General Elections here in the United Kingdom and frankly with all the propaganda and counter propaganda from UKIP and anti-UKIP groups frankly UKIP position has not changed a bit.

It struck me that Nigel Farage and UKIP have fallen into the same trap as the major Political Parties here in the General Election in so much their political campaign has not exactly memorable, if anything in case of UKIP been a disaster in so much their election campaign has highlighted their lack of unity and real policies of the party.

With all his bravado Nigel Farage and his party UKIP has failed to light a spark in those more ignorant and bigoted sections of our society here in the United Kingdom, In the end much like BNP before them when it comes down fact people have to vote in the General Election they may have minor success here and there but UKIP like BNP before them will fade away into the background a minor insignificant party.

The wild claims and counter claims of UKIP and anti-UKIP about the fact if they are doing well or not has been one of the few highlights of the General Election Campaign especially that of UKIP and Nigel Farage that they will be part of the Coalition which will form the next government. This frankly unlikely to happen as no major Political Party would want to be associated with UKIP as it would be disastrous for them.

On a more serious note those of us who oppose the right wing parties, likes of UKIP and BNP, should not be complacent not to vote in the General Election regardless of the fact their election campaigns are dying on their feet because such apathy will mean they could get in a position of power!

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There’s a General Election On?

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At the moment you not know there is a General Election here in the United Kingdom on the 5th May as none in general are really paying any real attention to the General Election Campaigns of any political party here!

It has been most low key, lack lustre and poorly publicised General Election which has occurred in my life time and the only reason any one has any idea there is an election going on is that the polling cards have come through the post.

It struck me that all the major parties have simply given up and accepted that few people are going to vote and the country is heading for yet another coalition government rather than do what they should of done which was to seize the day and fight for power.

What we have got from all the major Political Parties here in the United Kingdom is the same old policies wrapped up in less than inspiring wrappings and frankly none of them deserve to get into government as none have proved to myself and I suspect others that they actually deserve a chance in government.

Even the inter party bitching and accusations which usually accompany a General Election here has been very tame compared to previous years.

So in the my end my advice is to vote for any political party outside of the major Political Parties and UKIP, that is vote for the only Political Parties who have bothered to have new and different policies. Myself it looks like I will be voting for the Green Party not because I agree with all their policies, I don’t, but because in my opinion as a Political Party they are a viable alternative to the mainstream Political Parties.

My final bit of advice I would avoid voting for the right-wing, anti-European and anti-Muslim parties, which include UKIP and BNP, as much like the major Political Parties their message is as sad and old as the major political parties and full of hate something we do not need at Westminster currently!

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Depression: Ignorance is not Excuse!

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Once again someone remark at work made by work colleague about depression which showed once again the ignorance of those people who have never suffered or really talked to someone who has suffered with depression.

The remarks went along the lines that you can cure depression and people use it as excuse not to do things or not work. This may be true in some cases as some people only suffer mind forms of depression caused by difficult situations and naturally stressful situations which include child birth in women.

He based his argument that depression was curable because his mother managed to get over a depression some years before and highly likely he had heard stories or experienced first hand those people who use their depression as an excuse not to work or even do anything.

I am not saying such things happen but they are not the normal state of affairs with those of us who suffer depression as some of the people with more extreme depression will never be cured and will have to learn to live with it for the rest of their lives. Plus we also understand depression as a mental illness can be very individual to the person in question. Then add to the fact once the depression is under control the depressive can function as a normal person even be very productive at work.

But in the end his remarks were a very good indicator of the ignorance, bigotry and fear people still have about mental illness especially depression. Something which those of us who had suffered the more serious forms of depression should endeavourer to correct when we encounter such things. Though sadly in this case the person in question is one of those people who believe themselves right regardless if it is wrong, that is they are not worth the effort to correct and best ignored.

In the end ignorance is not excuse to make such remarks and shows a real lack of basic humanity and empathy for the people around them. As I have said before it is all part of our modern world when people are quick to condemn but slow to understand or to lazy to ask questions!

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Depression: The Constant War!

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Last few weeks have not been best for me as I have been constantly fighting the darker side of my depression mostly which is normally suppressed by the anti-depressants. Sadly at the moment work is talking a lot out of me so I have not managed to go to the doctors yet to get the next set of anti-depressants.

But it has highlighted the constant war I have to fight with myself to stop the darker side of my depression taking over my life again. A war which I am currently finding very tiring indeed. But I suspect that I am not only depression suffer who has to fight this battle and find that the anti-depressants rather than getting rid of the war suppresses it for a while.

You might say I am a Soldier in the war against my depression which is a war I must always win!

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A Lonely Place Called Writing!

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Even I know that people read the things I write in my journals and elsewhere currently it really feels like I am still alone and not connected with anyone.

I suspect that it is the very nature of writing and the process of creating it which involves either sitting in front of a computer or piece of paper with a pen alone. Added to a fact that you are writing what is inside of your own mind and imagination which is again a very personal thing until it is written down on the computer screen or paper. That in the end it makes me feel really disconnected to the people who read the things I write on my journal and elsewhere.

What does not help my feeling is my depression which always has made me feel disconnected from the world around me even if I am interacting with it on an everyday basis.

Writing for me is a big paradox in so much it helps me with my depression as it gets things out of my mind but it does not directly connect me to the people who read it but only by the words themselves. I both enjoy writing and the fact that people read it but I do not find very pleasant the fact that I have to sit alone in front of a computer to write.

So as much things with my life writing is another paradox I have to live with in what I call my life!

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Depression: The Prison Warder!

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Sometimes my depression feels like a Prison Warder who locks me away inside my mind most of the time currently at the moment.

Though currently what does not help is I am surrounded by people who do not understand my depression fully and who really give so little to those around themselves in so much they are so self-centred and focused to a point they put themselves first.

But this is what modern man has become far to focused on themselves, even when they are not suffering depression, they are now very poor at functioning or even creating communities which are real basis of any human society and grouping.

This has a very detrimental effect on those of us who suffer depression as we have to already fight a self imposed isolation without fighting a society which now encourages isolation of people by preaching the virtual of individualism at the expense of community.

Here I like to point out I am not against individualism but what I do disagree with when it is at the expense of humanities natural state of living in groups and communities.

Contrary to popular belief the one thing most people with depression want is to live in isolation but live as part of a group or community, that is live in the normal state of human beings. Much like other human beings depressives need people around them to function even be creative and give some meaning to their lives.

Sadly the way our modern world this need is being met less and less by the Human Society around us which is making difficult for people who suffer depression. As after all once we actually do something about our depressions to find it really not worth it as we open up to a society which encourages isolation and discourages formation of communities.

In the end you really wonder was it worth while to actually do something about your depression because the modern society is suffering from a depression of it own which quickly drags you down again!

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A Political Joke or Two!

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The political parties here in the United Kingdom have released their Manifestos for the upcoming General Election in May and strangely with very few exceptions they are loaded with promises to win votes not actually solve the current issues of the country.

The biggest offenders being Conservative, Labour and a new runner UKIP who all make wonderful promises of cutting taxes and spending with stimulus needed to get the economy going again but as always their promises are unworkable and only designed to fool voters to vote them.

Basically these Manifestos are an absolute waste of time which highlight even more the fact that a Major Political parties and UKIP really have lost touch with the Electorate as I must not be only one who would like to see a Political Party which produced a real Manifesto which dealt with the current real issues of the United Kingdom which include building of fairer, more tolerant, more inclusive and productive society and not pandering to the darker side of our society.

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