“The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.”
Parliament of Whores
We are well aware of the growing feeling of disgust towards to the whole political system, whatever colour and creed it parades. This is an idea for a political party that the author could engage with as a declared political de-activist. Its stated goal would be to peacefully reduce the greatest problem facing humanity– politicians of all types. Sure, we have other major problems – but politicians worldwide do more to reinforce them than reduce them, simultaneously sucking away the funds with which we could, perhaps, intelligently save our collective asses.
One less politician is no big deal in itself, but if brought about by the vote and not a bullet or a bomb then it would be something genuinely new in the political world, and a sign to its practitioners that they should start looking for real jobs in the future.
The One-Less Party fields a candidate who has sworn an official oath that, if elected, they will undertake none of the duties of office, use no facilities of office, pay no staff, attend no meetings, receive no money or benefit whatsoever – in short they would empty a set of parliament, creating one less politician.
That will teach them to call non-voters apathetic.