Why bother?

4th March 2011, after the Barnsley Central by-election

The British government and the US government and the EU and all the other western nations harp on endlessly about democracy, and how it must be introduced to countries that don't have it, whether by force or internal uprising.  What they fail to point out to people is just how over-rated democracy is.

Here in Yorkshire, the party whose Member of Parliament was jailed for fraud retakes the seat he vacated with an increased majority, the xenophobic little Englanders finish second and the racists finish fourth. And only 36.5% of voters bother to turn up. Might as well just abandon the whole shebang and go back to the randomness of the monarchy.