Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Future is in Your Hands BAHRAIN
By CerebralWaste Published: 30 July 2006 Gulf Daily News
I really do not give two fils about a candidate's particular party affiliation. What I care about, is does the candidate on the WHOLE represent me, my values and the values of society.

I do not expect to agree 100 per cent with him or her. We are all human and it is OK to disagree with a belief or idea a candidate holds and still vote for him or her.

Still, unsurprisingly many people do not feel this way.
Yes, there are a few topics that are potential deal breakers for my vote. Just as everyone else, I have beliefs that I hold firm to. But I try not to lose sight of the big picture. The picture we all, no matter where we live have, that shapes and molds our countries.

The right to vote is a precious one and one that should be taken very seriously by all. Every vote counts. Just ask Al Gore and Senator John Kerry. Both learned the hard way this very important fact.

As time passes, change in our beliefs is an inevitable part of life. What you believed and thought at 18 may very well not be the case when you are 36, married and have children.

When you buy a home, you may very well change your thought process in accordance with the politics of the day as well. You have then entered into the realm of having a substantial asset to protect.
Sadly, everywhere elections are held, many people will blindly follow a party line. When in fact, quite often that line is not in the best interest of the person voting or in the best interest of society.
Still, like obedient sheep, they blindly shuffle to the polls and cast a ballot for someone who does not truly represent their best interest. Painful but true. It is the same the world over. From Boston to Bahrain, people will cast their ballots for someone based on one premise .

With just a few months to election time in Bahrain, take some time and research the people you are thinking about voting for.Ask yourself does this person standing for office, represent me and what I believe ? Does the person standing for office have the best interest in his or her heart for the job?

Ask yourself what have they done in office for the good of the community. Or do they tend to posture and blow a lot of hot air ? As we all know, politicians are good at posturing and blowing hot air. That is the one common trait they all have!

For a Democracy to properly function the people must participate and do their part.
VOTE and VOTE wisely ! In the end it is you, the voter who is responsible for those that are elected.
© Gulf Daily News

4 Comments:

Blogger tooners said...

haven't been reading the paper as of late. hopefully this will hit a nerve w/ ppl but i doubt it.

sad to say but i think it's the truth. too many ppl vote for who they're told to vote for, not for whose the best. i've met several women who will be running, it'll be very interesting to see if any are elected!

too bad this wasn't translated to Arabic and put in one of the arabic papers! but even then, i wonder if it would make a difference.

i know i may sound cynical, but you know.. from where i work and the things i see... i can't help but to be cynical! everything seems like a sham to me.

July 31, 2006 12:32 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Tooners

This problem is not only in Bahrain it is everywhere. Hopefully people will WAKE UP and realize what VOTING really means!

July 31, 2006 7:00 AM  
Blogger tooners said...

I agree... I almost said that, but didn't.

I think it's going to take a while for things to change here.. and, hopefully, one day they will. But I don't see it w/ this next election.

August 01, 2006 12:41 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Rome wasn't built in a day. Neither was the US. These things take time. Bahrain is on the right path. Slow at times but nonetheless on the right path. Even 7 years ago anyone who blogged would be in a world of trouble. Now that is not the case so progress is being made.

August 01, 2006 8:32 AM  

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